Your Child's First Trip to the Dentist
We want every visit that you and your child have at Alameda Pediatric Dentistry to be wonderful, positive experience. Our pediatric doctors and dental team of friendly professionals completely understand how stressful the first visit to the dentist can be for your child. It’s our mission to set our young patients up with the confidence they’ll need to maintain excellent oral health. We also understand it can be a nerve-wracking time for the parents of our young patients on their first visit, so we’ve put together some helpful information here.
Our Friendly Front Desk Will Greet You and get You Started.
When you first arrive at our Alameda, CA dental office (click for office tour), you’ll be greeted by one of our staff at the front desk. They’ll help you through the signing-in process. Usually, this involves some new patient paperwork, and we’re always happy to help you with anything that seems unclear. Some of the forms you can expect will be new patient registration, medical, and dental history forms. These forms ensure that we’re aware of all pertinent health and dental history.
What to Expect at Your Child's First Dentist Appointment.
Help to Reduce Dental Anxiety by Avoiding Trigger Words.
It’s natural for kids to be a little nervous about their first dental appointment, but there are some things you can do early on to help prevent unnecessary anxiety for your little one. In the days leading up to your child’s first visit, we recommend avoiding certain words like “hurt,” “shot,” “needle,” and “drill” when talking about the dentist. These words might trigger concern or fear if linked to an experience they haven’t had yet and don’t understand.
Are you ready to schedule your child's first pediatric dental appointment? Call us today at (510) 543-0606 today! We are more than happy to answer any of your questions. If you would like to keep reading about pediatric dentistry, you may also find our Frequently Asked Questions page helpful. Additionally, check out what our patients are saying about us.