Advanced Dentistry of Long Island is proud to say that we have been the practice where hundreds of Long Island children had their first dental check-up. Now, we have many patients who actually began their relationship with us at their first dental visit, continued through their teenage years, into adulthood, and who now bring their own children to our office.
SCHEDULING A FIRST DENTIST APPOINTMENT: WHAT AGE IS BEST?
The sooner you bring your child to the dentist, the more comfortable he or she will be. Dr. Herman likes to see babies right before the first birthday, or up to six months after the first tooth appears. This timing ensures that we can get to know your child and your child can get to know us.
We will be able to spot developing conditions early such as incorrect teeth placement, gum problems or decay and this helps avoid costly and complicated problems later on.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE FIRST DENTAL VISIT?
We are experts in making your child’s first dental visit as fun and lighthearted as possible. The office is super kid-friendly. We have TVs to entertain them and music to relax them. We will do just about anything to ensure your child feels safe and comfortable. If sunglasses or a stuffed animal are needed to get through the visit, we will gladly provide them.
During the first dental visit we use our tell-show-do technique. This is when the teams explains in gentle terms everything we will do — before we do it. Dr. Herman will be looking for evidence of decay and will also inspect your child’s gums and jaws to make sure everything is forming normally. After this process comes teeth cleaning.
Teeth cleaning is extra-fun at our office, too. Our famous prize box is a big favorite with the kids in Woodbury, Long Island. Your child will walk away with clean sparkling teeth, a gift from the prize box, flavored toothpaste, and even a special toothbrush adorned with his or her favorite TV character.
Is your child ready for the first dental visit? You can schedule your appointment at Advanced Dentistry of Long Island by calling Doris at 516-921-8010. We look forward to meeting your little one!