At Fort Malden Dentistry, we know that our smallest patients have unique dental needs.
Your Child's First Visit
Regular professional cleanings and examinations are essential to maintaining excellent dental health as children grow and develop. Positive dental experiences begin in childhood. Your child’s first dental visit is an exciting time in their development.
Many parents worry about how their child will react the first time they visit the dentist. Here are a few tips on how you can prepare your child, and set them up for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Talk to your child
Get some books about visiting the dentist and use story time to start preparing your child for their first visit.
At our office, we use our own digital story book that introduces our youngest patients to our team. Parents can show their children pictures of the office, and give them tips on how to brush away all of the “sugar bugs” on their teeth.
What to expect
The first appointment focuses on allowing your child to feel comfortable with the dentist in a new environment. Once your child is comfortable, the doctor will perform a comprehensive dental examination followed by a conversation about nutrition and good oral hygiene habits.
Usually, a professional dental cleaning, fluoride therapy and any necessary x-rays can also be completed during this visit; however, these can also wait until a subsequent visit if your child is feeling apprehensive.
Our Children's Services
Caries (cavity) control and dental hygiene are often a focus for our younger patients. > Learn More
We'll help your children curb problematic thumb-sucking habits. > Learn More
A sports guard will protect your child’s teeth from damage while they are playing sports. > Learn More
Space maintainers are used when a baby tooth has been removed or has fallen out prematurely. > Learn More
Dental sealants help protect children's permanent teeth from developing cavities. > Learn More
Early orthodontic treatment can be beneficial in preventing more serious problems later on. > Learn More
Fort Malden Dentistry offers a comprehensive range of dental services.