Kids: A child's first dental visit usually occurs around the age of 3 unless there are visible signs of a problem. Many first visits are nothing more than a "Happy Visit" to acquaint your child with the dentist and our team. If your child is frightened, uncomfortable or non-cooperative a rescheduling may be necessary. Sometimes we will use short, successive visits to help build your child's trust in us. Depending on your child's age, a first visit can include a gentle cleaning to remove plaque, x-rays, and a thorough exam from Dr. Bishop of your child's teeth, bite, gums, and oral tissues. These visits usually last about 30 minutes and any treatment that needs to be completed will be discussed with the parent/guardian and then rescheduled.
Try a "Happy Visit" to acquaint your child with the dentist and our team!