Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children are seen by a dentist no later than their first birthday.
At your child’s first visit, a member of the Greenbrier Pediatric Dental Team will review your child’s oral health with you and discuss any concerns you may have.
Dr. Spruill and his team will clean your child’s teeth and check for normal development of the teeth and gums. Dental X-rays will be taken as necessary for diagnosis and evaluation. We explain these procedures to children as brushing, counting, and taking pictures of the teeth.
Parents may accompany children into the treatment area for the initial exam.
At the first visit, some topics that we discuss include: oral hygiene, diet, pacifier use/thumbsucking, eruption of teeth, spacing of teeth, and fluoride.
If your child does have a dental problem requiring treatment, we will work with you to plan and schedule treatment.
Before The First Visit
Many parents are surprised to see their children have an enjoyable first visit to the dentist. Through special training and attention, we work hard to make your child’s visit to the dentist fun and positive experience.
"We take pride in having happy patients
and confident parents who look forward their visit to
Greenbrier Dental Center! "
What If My Child Cries?
Parents often wonder what to do if their child cries.