The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit a dentist within six months of their first tooth appearing or by their first birthday. These initial dental visits are crucial for establishing a dental home and fostering positive associations with dental care from an early age.

When you bring your child for their first dental visit, our friendly team will warmly welcome you and your little one. We aim to make the experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

During your child’s first dental visit, you can expect:

  1. A Warm Welcome: Our team will greet you and your child to help ease any anxiety and make the environment feel welcoming and safe.
  2. Health History Review: We will discuss your child’s medical history, including any pertinent family history, to understand their overall health better.
  3. Oral Habits and Development Discussion: Our dentist will inquire about your child’s oral habits, such as pacifier use and thumb sucking, as well as their diet and general development.
  4. Gentle Examination: A thorough yet gentle examination of your child’s teeth and gums will be performed. We will check for any potential issues and note the teeth that are likely to appear soon.
  5. Oral Health Guidance: We will offer advice on proper brushing and flossing techniques, how to prevent oral injuries, the importance of fluoride and other tips to maintain your child’s oral health at home.
  6. Current Oral Health Assessment: Our dentist will provide a detailed assessment of your child’s current oral health and suggest any necessary changes regarding oral habits, diet or the use of pacifiers.
  7. Regular Appointment Schedule: We will create a schedule for regular dental checkups to monitor and maintain your child’s oral health.
  8. Addressing Concerns: Our team will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s dental health and visit.

Remember, your demeanor greatly influences your child’s experience. Staying calm and positive can help your child feel more at ease during their dental visit. Avoid using any threatening language and instead, explain the visit in a fun and reassuring manner.

If you have any questions about your child’s first dental visit in Boise, Idaho, or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact State Street Dental at 208-939-1700. We are here to support you and your child in achieving a lifetime of healthy smiles, and will be happy to help schedule your child’s appointment with Dr. Gregory Davis.