Your Child’s First Dental Visit

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Your Child's First Visit with Treehouse Kids Dentist

The first visit is a time to introduce your child to a pediatric dental practice and begin the journey of being comfortable and gaining confidence for future appointments. We encourage parents and other care providers to establish a child’s dental home by the time they are 12 months of age.

During this visit, we address your concerns and provide:

  • A thorough review of your child’s health history
  • A lap exam with your child where you will assist the dentist in getting a thorough look inside your child’s mouth
  • A review of any findings and suggestions for home dental care
  • Thorough oral hygiene instruction demonstrating how to best brush your child’s teeth, the appropriate toothbrush, and the use of fluoride
  • Dietary counseling
  • An overview on how and when teeth come in
  • A cavity risk assessment We will also talk about preventing and managing dental trauma, as well as offer referrals to dental specialists if needed.

After scheduling your initial visit, talk to your child about the dentist in an age appropriate, fun way. Avoid using words like “pain,” “hurt” and “shot,” and we will avoid using them as well! Finally, once you are at your first appointment, let the dentist take center stage. Pediatric dentists are pros when it comes to connecting with children and making them comfortable in a new (sometimes scary) environment.

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Your Child's First Visit with Treehouse Kids Dentist
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Your Child’s First Dental Visit

The first visit is a time to introduce your child to a pediatric dental practice and begin the journey of being comfortable and gaining confidence

You just have to do it!
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You Just Have to Do It!

Many times when pediatric dentists ask parents how brushing is going at home they often reply in two ways, “Oh, he doesn’t let me brush

Start Your Child's Journey Towards Better Health

Treehouse Kids Dentist’s provides the highest quality pediatric dentistry in an incredibly warm, friendly, and fun environment located in Springfield, Oregon. We are committed to giving you and your child the very best dental care in a welcoming and playful manner.