Child Zone

First Visit of Your Child

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 important for parents not to transmit this fear to their child. Positive attitude will reassure him and determine his attitude and cooperation in the treatment room. Therefore, your collaboration as a parent is very 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 briefly what the dentist will be doing (checking and counting the teeth, etc) and avoid words such as "pain", "hurt", "needle", because they trigger fear.

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 for a better cooperation
  • 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 each meal.
  • Floss his or her teeth once a day.
  • Monitor what your child eats and offer sugarless and non-sticky foods.
  • Till age ten, brush, help or mointor your child brushing and flossing.
Contact Us
450 629-3368
(450 629-DENT)
Find Us
Dental Clinic Dr Saba
435 Bl St-Martin West
Laval (Quebec)   H7M 1Y8