At your first visit, we want your child to become familiar with Dr. Longoria and staff and feel comfortable at all times. A positive first visit will build trust and put your child at ease during future dental visits. Let your child know that the doctors and staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions he/she has. Children should be encouraged to discuss any fears or anxiety they feel.
Parents should refrain from using any words that could cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle” or “drill.” Our team is experienced in dealing with children with anxiety and can explain treatment procedures in a positive and pleasant manner to avoid any nervous or negative feelings toward dentistry.
At the conclusion of your visit, we will record your child’s dental and medical history, complete a comprehensive examination and discuss any findings with you. We will also review the importance of maintaining a good dental health program with you and your child to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life!
Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that you bring your child to their first pediatric dental visit by their first birthday.