Your Child's First Visit
At Downtown Dental of Hamilton we strive to make your child’s first visit to the dentist memorable, paving the way for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Some children need more time than others to make them feel comfortable in the dental chair.
Our team would be happy to spend some time with your child before their first appointment. We can show your child around the office, have them sit in the chair, and watch how some of our equipment works.
We will also show them how to brush their teeth properly and have them meet Dr. Amato and our team.
If your child feels comfortable, we can clean their teeth during this appointment or they can come back another day when they are ready.
Tips for Parents
Let your child know what to expect however, avoid giving your child too much information ahead of time. Let them know what to expect in simple terms:
- They will count your teeth
- They will brush your teeth
- Nothing they will do will hurt or bother you
- The doctor is going to take a look. If anything bothers you, you can let the doctor know
- We only visit a few times a year
Tips for the Anxious Parent
Kids have radar for spotting your emotions.
If you’re nervous about the visit, then the less you say the better.
Have fun going through the appointment with your child. Their reaction to the first visit may pleasantly surprise you.
We can't wait to meet you and your family! Contact us today to schedule your child's first appointment.
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