What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

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If you’re about to bring your child into Green Valley Kids for their first dental appointment, then our dentist, Dr. Chris Roberts, and the dental team will be happy to tell you what to expect. That way you can be prepared for all of the steps and you can be less nervous for your child while they are in the dental chair.

Typically, it’s recommended to bring your child into our office six months after their first tooth erupted or around their first birthday. When you bring them in for their appointment, you can expect the following things to happen:

-A review of your child’s health history (We will ask you multiple questions to get a good idea of your child’s overall health.)

-A simple oral exam (We will use our fingers and small dental tools to gently examine your child’s mouth, including the teeth, gums, cheeks, palate, and throat.)

-A chance to ask our team questions (We welcome any questions you have.)

-A chance for your child to get to know our dentist and dental team (If your child gets to know our team at an early age, it can decrease the chances of dental anxiety in the future.)

-An overview of how to care for your child’s teeth and gums (We will give you the tips and information you need on how to clean the smile, how to prevent oral injuries, and how to avoid bad habits that harm the teeth and gums.)

Do you have any questions about children’s dental appointments in Denver, Colorado? If so, please contact Green Valley Kids at your earliest convenience. When you dial 303-371-4485, our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for.