First Visit at Kid's Plus Pediatric Dentristy
At Kids Plus Pediatric Dentistry, we are invested in your child's dental hygiene. Beginning good dental habits from a young age is extremely important for strong, healthy teeth. Below is some information on what to expect and bring during your child's first visit at either the Hoffman Estates or Lemont offices.
What to Bring
When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your dental treatment. We will ask you to fill out several forms that will get our office acquainted with you. To expedite this process you can bring the forms completed to your childs appointment. Click here to download our patient forms.
What to Expect
Your initial exam will last approximately one hour. Oral hygiene instructions will be provided along with suggestions to help you care for your child's teeth. In most cases, we will also clean your child's teeth on this visit and provide an evaluation that will outline the existing dental problems and proposed treatment. At Kids Plus, our dentists are pediatric dentists, meaning they have had additional training in caring for children's oral health. Much of your initial exam will be dependent on your child's age, needs and comfort level.
When Does Your Child Need Their First Visit
According to the AAPD, your child's visit should be around his or her first birthday. Primary teeth (baby teeth) are very important even though they will be lost. Proper chewing and eating, space and positioning and jaw bone development are all dependent on primary teeth.
Preparing Your Child
For an enjoyable and comfortable visit, it's best not to use any concerning or fearful words regarding the visit. Let them understand that it should be a pleasant visit where the dentist will explain what's going on and answer any questions.
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Hoffman Estates: 847.882.2555 or Lemont: 630-243-6200