When Should My Child Visit Dr. Ann?
Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) all recommend first visit for your child by one year of age.
What Will Happen at the First Appointment?
Our team will welcome you to Toothbud and learn about your child’s interests and the concerns you may have. We invite you to stay with your child for the entire appointment. Depending on your child’s comfort level, your child may visit the brush up station, then have a professional cleaning by a member of our dental team. We will review healthy habits of diet and hygiene with your family and customize our care with your families’ individual needs. Dr Ann will examine your child and decide if any additional services are needed. She will prescribe dental radiographs only if there is a need and benefit for your child. We value the importance of health and prevention as one of our most core values.
Why Are First Visits Important?
Dr Ann and her team want you to have a positive experience in a family centered environment. We use wording that is simple and try to show examples of steps before we perform them on your child. Dr Ann wants you to share your questions and be apart of the decisions made on behalf your child’s dental needs. We desire your family to be relaxed and hope to establish a positive experience with receiving dental care.