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Your Child's First Visit
To prepare your child for their dental visit, we have provided some information on what to expect for the first visit.
Before the visit
Prior to your child’s very first visit, it can be helpful to explain to them that the doctor will “count your teeth, check your smile and check for ‘sugar bugs’”. Our office makes a practice of using pleasant, fun words such as these that help reduce dental anxiety.
What to expect
The first visit is designed to introduce your family to our practice and get a full medical, dental and overall health history for your child. We will discuss any of your concerns, both medically and socially, that you feel would be beneficial in helping us make sure your child is comfortable and enjoys their appointment. This is why we always invite parents to accompany their child to both the hygiene and treatment areas.
What will happen
The initial visit will include a comprehensive exam (tongue, throat, gums, teeth, complete cavity check), cleaning and fluoride treatment, x-ray (if needed) and demonstration of age-appropriate home brushing and flossing techniques. Our pediatric dentist will outline a customized oral health prevention plan and treatment approach for your child. This is an opportunity for us to discuss what to expect in the months and years to come and important topics such as nutrition, dental trauma, and any habits (teeth clenching/grinding, mouth breathing, thumb sucking, nail biting, etc.).
Dr. Osafi’s believes that each child should be approached differently with respect to their personality type and temperament. Our team is trained extensively in understanding the needs of each child to ensure a comfortable visit.
We welcome you to visit us and meet our team. If you are ready to schedule a visit, give us a call!
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At Hello Kids Dentistry, we accept all major insurances for kids & teens. If there is an insurance carrier not listed, please give our practice a call for more detailed coverage information.