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Preparing Your Child For Their First Visit

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Preparing Your Child

Most kids (and parents) want to understand what to expect when visiting the dentist. Below is an overview of what we do on a typical first appointment at Pleasant Mill Pediatric Dentistry. When explaining the first dental visit to your child, use the kid's version; it's much more exciting!

Kid's Version

  • 1. Say, “Hi!” + play games

    Our waiting room has games, books, toys and TV just for kids.
  • 2. Sit In A Fun Chair

    that goes up and down, put on sunglasses, & tickle your teeth with the tickle brush. A parent will be there, too!
  • 3. Count Your Teeth

  • 4. Take A Tooth Picture

  • 5. Receive Tooth Vitamins

  • 6. Get A Prize

Parent's Version

  • 1. Check In

    and fill out paperwork (if you haven't already done so at home).
  • 2. Cleaning Time

    Your child goes back for his or her cleaning in your lap or dental chair. Parents are always welcome, too!
  • 3. Examination

  • 4. X-ray

  • 5. Fluoride

  • 6. Discuss Findings + Plans


What Not To Say...

We want to make sure your child feels confident and comfortable during his or her visit. We have developed a list of “what not to say” to your child when describing the upcoming appointment. At Pleasant Mill Pediatric Dentistry, we will not say these words either. We encourage you not to use these words to describe your child's visit, even if it's to say, “It will not hurt”.









Pick Up A Good Book

For young children, it can be helpful to read a book about going to the dentist before the first visit. Some of Dr. Stephanie's favorites are:

What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist

“What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist”

by Heidi Murkoff

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Chico's First Trip to the Dentist

“Chico's First Trip to the Dentist”

by Jen Dafoe

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Dora, Show Me Your Smile

“Dora, Show Me Your Smile”

by Christine Ricci

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Curious George Visits the Dentist

“Curious George Visits the Dentist”

by Margret + H.A. Rey

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Take The Tour!

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Ed Meets The Dentist!

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Ed Meets The Dentist