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!
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
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!
6. Discuss Findings + Plans
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: