First Visit | Great Grins Children's Dentistry | Pediatric Dentist | Tucson, AZ

First Visit

What happens on the first visit?

first visitThe American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that a child’s first visit to the dentist occur at 1 year of age or 6 months after the eruption of the 1st tooth. Early visits help your child to become familiar with the doctors and staff, lessening the fear often associated with dental visits. Seeing your child early on also allows us to prevent future problems and to intercept them early.

A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child to the first visit.

The initial visit consists of (under 3 years old):

first visit

    • Complete oral exam including oral cancer screening
    • Discussion of oral habits including thumb/finger sucking, pacifier usage, etc.
    • Demonstration of proper tooth-brushing and flossing techniques
    • Fluoride discussion
    • Assessment of growth and development of the teeth and jaws
    • Detection of existing or potential oral problems
    • Nutritional counseling
 It is important to find a dental home for your child at an early age in order to establish a positive association with the dentist. Going to the dentist regularly after the first visit will help prevent bigger dental problems from arising. A first visit can be scary, but Dr. Wolfman and Dr. Lele specialize in working with children and infants. Both parent and child can feel confident that their dental needs will be met at Great Grins.
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    Great Grins Children's Dentistry
    3953 E. Paradise Falls Drive, Suite 110
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Phone: (520) 325-4746
    Fax: (520) 319-1031
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