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The first time you bring your child in, depending on how old they are, we usually recommend around two years old, it’s sort of we’ll take it however the child sort of responds. If they’re very anxious and nervous, a lot of times we’ll have the child sit in the parent’s lap and just kind of try and take a cursory look. We’ll try and brush their teeth. We’ll try and count everything, make sure it looks good.
We really just want to get them used to coming to the dentist. Then every time they come after, we’ll try and do a little bit more. Clean a little bit more of their teeth, maybe polish them. Hopefully when they’re old enough, we can take X-rays to make sure everything looks good.
We really work with the kids. I don’t want to traumatize any kid at a young age. It’s not the goal. The goal is just to make them comfortable coming in, seeing us. That way we’ll have better dental patients in the future.