On a patient's first visit, sometimes, we usually recommend age one to one and a half for their first visit. A lot of times at those first visits, kids aren't too cooperative. They don't want to do a lot. So we'll come in, we’ll show them around, try to get them in the chair, and show them how everything works. We want them to see that things aren't as scary as they might have thought. Just depending on the kid, we'll kind of see what we can get done. We always want to take a look at their teeth, make sure that we don't see any cavities. If they'll let us do x-rays, wonderful. If not, we'll just kind of wait until next time to do that, but we want to keep it a positive experience. We go over their diet, what they're eating and drinking, the habits they have as far as hygiene, talk to the parent. It's a lot about introducing the parent to what they need to be doing, especially with those young kids. We just ... we'll have the parents come back with the patient and they can kind of go through this whole process with us.
If you’re unsure what to expect at your child’s first dental visit, read on to learn about the Dentistry for Children in Sandy, UT experience.
A Kid-Friendly Team
If it’s time for your child’s first dental visit, you can rest assured that your children will be in good hands here. Dr. Rooklidge, our other dentists, and our calming, soothing team have extensive experience and have undergone special training to care for your little ones.
We love children and getting to know them so we can provide truly patient-centered care for the littlest smiles in your family.
Comfort Options, Fun Atmosphere, Dental Sedation
When you visit Dr. Rooklidge of Dentistry for Children in Sandy, UT, we will provide professional dental cleanings and exams and any other service you’d like us to provide for your child’s smile. But keeping your kids’ smiles healthy and beautiful isn’t all we do. We will also make the visit fun with:
- Playhouses in our comfortable reception area
- Video game systems to play on while waiting to see our team
- TVs in all our care rooms to watch movies while we work
Each of our three dental offices is geared just for children! We want your child to look forward to returning to our office. By establishing a positive association with the dentist at such a young age, your children will be more likely to develop good oral health habits from the start!
And because we understand that new experiences can be intimidating sometimes, so what to expect form us? We will also help relieve your child’s dental anxiety with safe dental sedation options!
Treat your little ones to a great first visit to the dentist and call & meet Dr. Rooklidge of Dentistry for Children in Sandy, UT today. You can also use our online form to schedule.