Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.
In order to create the best possible environment, we encourage you to talk about the positive aspects of going to the dentist with your child beforehand. Your child may respond well to the idea that going to the dentist means they’re beginning to grow up. Going to the dentist also marks the beginning of new responsibilities and routines for your child.
We feel that parents play an important role in the success of a child’s first visit and strongly encourage you to be a part of the event. Children are highly responsive to what you’re feeling and experiencing and if you behave calmly and confidently, we believe your child will too. In order to make your child feel most secure and comfortable, parents are also invited to be in the room for the entire visit.
YOUR CHILD’S FIRST VISIT TO THE DENTIST IS A BIG EVENT AND WE WANT TO MAKE IT AS POSITIVE OF AN EXPERIENCE AS WE CAN FOR BOTH PARENT AND CHILD.
Dr. Kwon and his staff recognize that your child’s first visit to the dentist can be unfamiliar and intimidating, so we will take extra care in making in an enjoyable experience. Children will be rewarded with incentives for being brave during their first visit.
We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!
Your child will enjoy healthy dental habits when they use these Motivational Charts. Encourage regular brushing or help them break the thumbsucking habit.
Want something fun to do? Print one or all of the below Activity Sheets to see if you can conquer the Dental Crossword Puzzle, find all of the Hidden Toothbrushes, Unscramble the Dental Words, or find the Hidden Dental Words. We know you can do it!