Your First Visit to Camarillo Childrens Dental Group
New patients are always welcome! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts. As soon as your baby’s first tooth is showing, call to make an appointment for your child’s first dental well-care visit!
Your Child's First Visit
Let us make your child’s first visit a happy and educational one! At this first visit, our pediatric dental specialists will work with you to answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s dental development. They will guide you on what to expect for your child’s oral development and offer you tips on how they recommend caring for your child’s teeth. Visiting the dentist early allows your child to have positive experiences while they are young and will establish a healthy smile and healthy habits for a lifetime. During this well-care visit, we will discuss healthy dietary practices, proper oral hygiene habits and techniques, and evaluate their growth and orthodontic development.
How to Prepare For Your First Visit
- Read a story to your child about the first dental visit
- Count your child’s teeth using doctor role-play
- Share an experience using positive language
- Try using an electric toothbrush to simulate our dental instrument
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask our friendly staff. They are well informed and will be happy to assist you. They will guide you and your child through a positive first visit using their gentle techniques. You can expect them to show you and your child all of the tools they use, and allow your child to feel them and understand their purpose. It is so important to us that your child’s first visit is a positive one, so it will set them up for a future of happy visits to the dentist!
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Baby's First Teeth
Your baby’s first teeth are just as important as adult teeth and need to be cared for right away. We recommend caring for your baby’s teeth by using a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head to remove plaque that can lead to decay. Brushing your baby’s teeth should be done at least once a day at bedtime.
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