The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child first see a children’s dentist at one year.
For children below the age of three, we refer to their first appointment at our Corona dental office as a Well-Baby Visit. During this appointment, our pediatric dentists will perform an examination and counsel you on brushing, diet, and fluoride. We will also be happy to answer any other questions you have at this time.
At the first visit over the age of three, we will examine and clean your child's teeth, and our children's dentist will determine if we need to take dental x-rays. Doing just these things at a first visit helps maintain a positive experience for your child. If a cavity or other problem is detected, we will work to schedule another appointment to treat it. If your child is in pain, we can perform emergency dental treatment to get them out of pain.
What if my child cries during their visit?
While we strive for every visit to be completely positive, there are times when a child may react with fear or even tears. Be assured that we will do everything possible to comfort them, and we always react with empathy. We will ALWAYS make every effort to end each visit on a positive note and use positive feedback with your child.
If it's time to schedule your child's first dental visit and you live in Corona, Norco, Riverside, Lake Elsinore, or surrounding communities, call us at (951) 898-8845 to get started.