Wilmington Pediatric Dentistry

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First Visit

A Dental Home For Your Child

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.

At Wilmington Pediatric Dentistry, we’re committed to providing a comfortable and positive experience for your child’s first visit. Prior to their appointment, we encourage you to talk to your child about the dentist in a positive, age-appropriate way. Tell them that the dentist is a friendly doctor who will help their teeth stay healthy. Avoid projecting any negative feelings you may have regarding a dental visit, and be careful to avoid negative words. A visit to our office can be a very pleasant adventure for both you and your child.

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What to Expect During Your Child's First Visit

At Wilmington Pediatric Dentistry, we want your child’s first visit to be a comfortable and positive experience. Our friendly dental team will introduce themselves to your child and take the time to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

To help your child feel at ease, we’ll show them all the instruments the dentist will use during their visit, like our tiny mouth mirror and tooth counter. We’ll also explain the importance of preventive home care skills to help your child’s teeth stay healthy and strong. We’re committed to building lasting relationships with our patients and their families, and we look forward to welcoming you and your child to our practice. Contact us today to schedule your child’s first visit.

Your Child, Their Pace

At Wilmington Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that every child is unique and has their own individual sensitivities. If your child feels apprehensive or anxious about their dental appointment, we’ll work with you to create a personalized plan that addresses their concerns and helps them feel comfortable during their visit.

Our experienced dental team is dedicated to ensuring that your child’s visit is as pleasant and stress-free as possible. We use positive, encouraging language and a gentle touch to help your child establish trust and confidence in our care that will last a lifetime. At Wilmington Pediatric Dentistry, we’re committed to providing your child with the personalized care they need to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child.

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