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What You Can Expect at Your Child's First Dental Appointment

Young Girl | Pico Rivera Pediatric Dentist

Your child just got their first baby tooth! It's an exciting event for parents because it’s a sign that their child’s developing and growing. It’s also time to schedule your son or daughter’s first visit with our pediatric dentist in Pico Rivera, CA.

Lots of parents are surprised to hear that their child needs treatment at such an early age. You’ve sheltered your baby from harm, and you can’t quite picture them sitting in a dental chair surrounded by unfamiliar faces. This is especially true if you had a bad dental experience when you were child. 

Relax, We’ve Got This

When treating children, it’s essential to start early. Most kids don’t need treatment at this age, so we devote the first few appointments to helping them get comfortable with us and a new environment. We focus on keeping their first few visits positive, and the more time we take with him or her now, the easier it will be for them when we do start treatment.

Our gentle pediatric dentists in Pico Rivera have decades of experience with treating children with a wide variety of dental needs. 

We Put Your Child's Needs First

The first rule with kids is not to rush them into treatment. Dentistry can be intimidating, especially to our youngest patients.

We don’t want you to worry that your child won’t behave. Children can get stressed out just as adults can, and this can show up in different ways. Our pediatric dentists are trained to understand the unique needs of children and provide the gentle and caring treatment they deserve. 

Another way we can help your son or daughter relax is with gentle nitrous oxide sedation. Nitrous is very mild, so it’s a safe and effective choice to help kids relax during treatment. There are no drowsy side effects, so your little one will leave our dental office with a happy, healthy smile.

Schedule Your Child’s Dental Appointment

We like to see children no later than age one, even if they haven’t gotten a baby tooth yet. If you need a pediatric dentist in Pico Rivera, CA, please call PhD Dental. Our dental care team can’t wait to welcome your little one!

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