How to Make Your Child's First Dental Visit a Success

Little boy in the dental chair with his stuffed bear.

Kids should have their first dental appointment once their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday. Are you gearing up to take your child to the dentist for the first time? At Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we understand how nerve-wracking it can be for kids at their first dental appointment. Our mission is to ensure kids have a positive, stress-free experience. We want their first dental visit to set a great precedent for future appointments. Here are our three tips for making your child’s first dental visit a successful one!

1. Discuss Their Appointment With Them Beforehand

One of the best things you can do is to talk about your child’s dental appointment frequently before the day of. This will help them have time to process and ask any questions they may have. Use a positive, upbeat tone when talking about the dentist.

2. Get to the Appointment Early

Instead of rushing to the appointment, make sure you get there early. This way your child has time to get comfortable and explore the fun amenities in the waiting room. You can also bring their favorite blanket or comfort toy to help them feel relaxed and at home. Much of the first visit will be spent helping your child become at ease with our team while we ensure that their teeth and gums are healthy.

3. Choose a Kid-Friendly Dentist

Amenities can make a huge difference when it comes to your child’s experience! A kids’ play area and prizes after appointments can help keep your child entertained. Kid-centered pediatric dental offices are designed to make children want to go back again. As soon as you walk through the doors to Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, it will be evident that our office was designed with kids in mind!

Your Go-To Kids’ Dentist in Cibolo, TX!

Our Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics team is dedicated to creating a positive environment so patients feel at ease. We take the time to get to know each and every child who comes into our office and to provide them truly personalized care. Our hours are geared toward making dental care accessible for busy families. Appointments are available as early as 8am on weekdays and we are also open on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Many of our patients come from Cibolo, Schertz, Northcliffe, Universal City, Selma, Marion, Santa Clara, Bracken, Garden Ridge and the surrounding areas. Please contact us to schedule your child’s appointment!

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