Children Zone

First Visit of Your Child

It is recommended that your child visit the dentist for the first time at around age two.

At the first appointment, the dentist will put your child at ease, examine and clean his teeth and review oral hygiene techniques and nutrition with you.

It's reported that half of the population are scared of going to the dentist. It is VERY IMPORTANT for parents NOT TO TRANSMIT this fear to their children. Information and a positive attitude will reassure your children and determine their attitude and cooperation in the treatment room. Therefore, your collaboration as a parent is important before, during and after the visit.

Before the first visit

  • Read your child one of the many books featuring a character who visits the dentist for the first time.
  • Explain what the dentist will be doing and AVOID words such as "pain", "hurt", "needle", etc.
  • Go briefly over the steps of the visit the day before the appointment.
  • IMPORTANT: NEVER EVER tell a child that "going to the dentist will never hurt".

During the visit

  • If your child is too young, you may be asked to sit in the dentist’s chair and hold him/her during the examination.
  • If your child is older, you may be asked to return to the waiting room once the initial contact is made, for better cooperation.
  • Listen to the instructions and suggestions given by the dentist or his assistant on how to care for your child’s teeth.
  • Keep a POSITIVE attitude about the appointment at ALL times.

After the visit

  • Make sure that your child brushes his/her teeth at least twice a day or after every meal.
  • Floss his or her teeth once a day.
  • Monitor what your child eats and offer foods that have a low sugar content.
 
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450 629-3368
(450 629-DENT)
 
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Dental Clinic Dr Saba
435 Bl St-Martin West
Laval (Quebec)   H7M 1Y8