First Visit

What to Expect on Your First Visit

What to Expect and How to Prepare for Your Child’s First Visit

h-pediatric3.jpgAt Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, we have created an upbeat, fun, and friendly office environment for all children that walk through our doors. We want to make visiting the dentist a pleasant and rewarding experience for kids. Our pediatric dentists, Dr. Nancy Torres and Dr. Julie Sugar, understand that children require specialized care and take the time and effort to ensure that each patient receives the attention they deserve. Our dentists and team are also specially trained in sedation dentistry in the case that your child needs sedation during dental treatment. We are proud to serve all children living in the Jensen Beach, FL community.

Visiting Our Children's Dentistry Of Stuart Office

Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), we recommend that all children should visit a dentist for the first time by their 1st birthday. If you’ve scheduled your child’s first visit at our Stuart, FL pediatric office, we want your child to enjoy the experience of getting to know us so he or she is comfortable and worry free. When your child has a pleasant first visit with us, it will help put your child at ease for future dental visits.

We pride ourselves on making our office as safe and inclusive as possible. It is important to let your child know that the dentist and staff are your child’s friends who will answer any questions he or she may have. Below are a few more suggestions to help your child have a stress-free, pleasant, and fun first visit with us.

Speak Positively About The Dentist

It is very important to speak positively when talking to your child about visiting the dentist. It’s important not to use any negative words like “needle,” “shot,” or “pain” that can cause your child to be afraid of the dentist. Keep the conversation upbeat and positive so your child does not feel anxiety or fear.

Encourage Questions

To help your child better understand what’s involved with visiting the dentist, encourage them to ask any questions they have about going to the dentist and answer them in a positive manner. Children who are prepared for unfamiliar situations are more apt to be calm and relaxed.

What to Expect on the First Visit

During your child's first visit to Children's Dentistry of Stuart, we will do the following:

  • Take the time to get to know your child so he/she feels at ease.
  • Record your child’s dental and medical history.
  • Provide your child with a thorough examination.
  • Discuss our findings with you.
  • Talk with your child about how important it is to maintain good oral hygiene at home.
  • Encourage you and your child to ask us any questions you have.

Schedule Your Child’s First Pediatric Dental Visit Today!

Dr. Torres, aka “Dr. Nancy,” and Dr. Sugar proudly provide a wide range of high quality, pediatric dental services to children living in and around Stuart, Jensen Beach, or Palm City, Florida. If it’s time to schedule your child’s first dental visit, please request an appointment online or contact us today. We are excited about meeting you and your child soon and setting your child on the right path toward a lifelong healthy smile!