First Dental Visit

You can help make your child’s first visit a pleasant one. How you talk about the dental experience with your child can be the difference between a good visit and a bad one. Please refrain from talking about negative dental experiences and your own fears (if you have them). Kids can pick up on those emotions quick.

Generally, It's best to help your child develop healthy dental habits, and avoid threatening your child over oral hygiene. Rather, praise them when they brush and encourage them to have a healthy beautiful smile. Far too often we hear parents warning children that if they don’t brush they will have to suffer the consequences in the dental chair.

The words you use are important, too. Stay away from words that may frighten your child. We never use words like hurt, drill, pull, shot, or needle around our office. And it’s helpful if you don’t use them at home.

Bottom line, allow your child to form his or her own idea about the dentist. We’ll do our best to make sure it’s a good one.

There are other things you can do to help make the first visit as smooth as possible. Please bring proof of insurance (if you have it) as well as your social security number. Also, please try to arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Thanks in advance. We can't wait to see you at Sprout Dental.