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YOUR CHILD'S FIRST DENTAL VISIT

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that you visit a pediatric dentist no later than your baby’s first birthday. At Derby City Pediatric Dentistry we make this first visit a fun, easy and stress-free experience for you and your child. The first visit introduces your child to our office and allows us to begin to develop a relationship with the new patient. This visit also affords us the opportunity to educate you on the health of your child’s teeth, including how to prevent cavities. We will also answer any and all questions you might have about your child’s dental condition and needs.

At the initial appointment we encourage parents to join their child and participate in their exam. This enables our team to teach the parents brushing and flossing techniques and to discuss any dental issues their child may have.

Please do not use the following words: needle, shot, pull or hurt. Typically a child will not think about these things when associated with a first visit to a pediatric dentist. Prepare them by reassuring them it will be a fun time where Dr. Korie will count and brush their teeth.

Because it is confusing for children when multiple people are giving directions, we strongly encourage parents to play the role of a silent observer during their child's dental visits. This allows the child to take direction from Dr. Korie and her team. It is also helpful for siblings to remain at home unless they have an appointment. Dr. Korie and the DCPD team want parents to have the ability to focus on their child's visit and the information being discussed.

 

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