Age 1 First Visit
Together with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, Dr. Choi recommends that children receive their first dental check-up by the age of 1. Sharing information with your child about their first dental visit can be helpful in preparing them and in easing any nervousness they may experience. At your child’s first visit, our friendly and experienced team will get to know your child and help them to feel comfortable in the office by explaining what will happen during their visit, and showing them the tools and instruments we will use to help keep their smile healthy.
We encourage parents to accompany their child during their visit. This gives you an opportunity to see us working with your child and allows us to discuss dental findings and treatment needs directly with you. During the first visit, we will review your child’s medical/dental health history and perform a thorough head and neck examination and evaluation of the teeth and gums. Digital radiographs (x-rays) are taken only if necessary. If no restorative treatment is needed and your child is comfortable, we will clean their teeth and provide a fluoride treatment.
When you come in for your child’s initial visit, please be sure to bring your dental insurance card and arrive early to fill out the initial paperwork if you have not already done so. We look forward to meeting you and your child for your first appointment!