New Patients: What You Need To Know For Your First Visit
At Milestone Kids Dentistry, we go above and beyond to give your child a fun and fearless experience. We know that many people don’t think of the dentist as their favorite place in the world. And we’re on a mission to change that.
From the get-go, we provide our patients and parents with a comfortable visit in a fun atmosphere. Your first visit will involve a careful examination with Dr. Price. He will create a blueprint for your kiddo’s treatment, and he may also discuss some hygiene practices like decay prevention and fluoride use.
Every patient at Milestone Kids Dentistry experiences the same level of care we would give a member of our own family. We don’t believe in lecturing or judging you. Instead, our office provides a warm and welcoming environment for your child to learn about taking care of their teeth.
Our expert specialists will discuss our dentistry philosophy (we’re big fans of transparency and openness) and ask you about any special accommodations we need to make to make sure your little one feels safe.
Scheduling Your Child’s First Check-Up
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), a child should visit a pediatric dentist within six months of their first tooth erupting and no later than their first birthday. Starting children on the path to good dental hygiene early is valuable for helping them develop lifelong and healthy habits.
There’s No Place Like Your Dental Home
We want Milestone Kids Dentistry to be your child’s “dental home.” A dental home is a safe environment where your child can build lasting hygiene with consistent habits. Children with a dental home are much more likely to receive consistent preventive and routine appointments.
Schedule an appointment now and let Milestone Kids Dentistry be your dental home.
Getting Ready For Your First Appointment
Many parents want to know how to get their kiddo ready for their first appointment. As a parent, you know that your attitude can set your child’s expectations. One fun thing you can do is describe their upcoming appointment with the enthusiasm of an exciting adventure.
If you can, refrain from using certain terms like “hurt,” “needle,” “drill,” pull,”and shot”, as these can cause unnecessary negative feelings. At Milestone Kids Dentistry, we use pleasant and non-threatening euphemisms for these terms to help make your child’s smile journey more enjoyable.
Learn more about us and the Milestone Kids Dentistry experience. You can also meet our team online, so we won’t be strangers when you chat with us in person!
See You Soon!
We can’t wait to meet you and your kiddo! Milestone Kids Dentistry makes it easy to prepare for your first visit. Send us a text, give us a call, or schedule an appointment online, and one of our awesome scheduling coordinators will reach out to you.