Caring Pediatric Dentistry in New Milford, CT
We want to make sure your child develops great oral health habits. That starts with you, the parent, teaching them how to take care of their teeth. The next step is their first dentist appointment. Dr. Glenn M. Wilson and his team are committed to making your child’s first dental visit and their early experiences in the dental office as comfortable as possible. Our goal is to help your child develop positive associations with the dental office and learn proper oral habits early so that they can enjoy a lifetime of smiles. That’s all part of our pediatric dentistry approach in New Milford and Bridgewater, CT.
What Should We Expect?
Pediatric dentistry is a type of dental care that focuses on the needs of children and teens. When you bring your child to visit us for the first time, we will work with you and your child to establish a “dental home” where your child can feel comfortable receiving treatments. Your child’s initial visit will include a meeting with the dentist and team to help us get to know your child. We’ll begin building a positive relationship with a review of your child’s health history and a gentle examination. We’ll also provide advice about proper oral hygiene habits at home and complete a review of your child’s current oral health. We will also take the time to address any questions or concerns that you might have.
How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Visit
It’s important to prepare your child’s first dentist visit as something that isn’t a big deal. The more you worry, the more they will. Avoid saying things like, “It won’t hurt” or “Don’t worry, you’ll be fine.” By trying to reassure your child, you are already instilling a possibility that they could be scared. Less is more when it comes to talking to your child. Think of it as a routine errand that everyone does. When you’re ready, give us a call to schedule their first appointment.