First Visit

Commonwealth Pediatric Dental

Your Child's First Visit

A child's first dental visit should be scheduled around his/her first birthday (per the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry). The most important part of the visit is getting to know and becoming comfortable with a doctor and his staff. We want your child's first visit to our office to be a positive one. It is our goal that the first visit will help to establish a relationship of trust.

During the initial exam we typically review your child's medical history, take radiographs (x-rays) if indicated, give oral hygiene instructions along with suggestions to help you care for your teeth, and provide a detailed evaluation that will outline your existing dental issues and proposed treatment. In most cases, we will also clean your child's teeth during this visit.