A child’s first visit to the dentist is an important one as it may shape their perception of the dental experience for all future visits. At Just 4 Kidz Dental, we go out of our way to ensure your child is comfortable and content each and every visit, fostering trust and positive feelings about the experience that will last a lifetime.
It’s important to us that you, the parent, feel comfortable as well. That’s why we’re happy to answer any questions you or your child might have as we welcome your family to our dental office.
During the appointment, we will review our procedures in child-friendly language, engaging your son or daughter in the process. Depending on your child’s age and needs, we may conduct a dental exam, radiographs, and cleaning if required. We will also discuss oral hygiene procedures, including brushing and flossing.
Prior to their first visit, it’s advisable to speak enthusiastically and positively to your child about going to the dentist so that they’re not afraid. Encourage them by explaining that a dentist will help keep their teeth and gums healthy.
In keeping with the recommendations of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we suggest booking your child’s first appointment at the time of their first birthday, or when their first tooth appears – whichever comes first.
At your first visit, please bring all relevant information about your insurance provider so we can complete the billing process following the appointment. If you’ve been referred to our office by another dentist, please bring a referral slip and X-rays where possible. Please arrive 10 minutes early before your child’s first scheduled appointment so we can process the necessary forms.
Please note that parents may call our office directly to book an appointment, with or without a referring Dentist.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our dental office!