We recommend bringing your child to us for their first visit at age 3. Your child’s first dental visit in Cincinnati can set the tone for all their later trips to the dentist. Our three dentists and our team do everything we can to make our office kid-friendly and fun! We also offer several amenities to make their visit more pleasant, including:Dr. Maggie Ernst on your Child's First Visit Read Transcript
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.
- A beverage station for their refreshment and yours
- Cozy neck pillows to keep them comfortable
- Warm, soft blankets in case they get chilly
- TVs and headphones in every care room so your child can enjoy some music or a favorite movie or show while we work
To visit a dental practice committed to offering your child a happy experience, call Bell Dental Group today at 513-802-9440. We’re located at 2767 Erie Ave., not far from St. Mary Grade School and Hyde Park School.
Keeping Your Kids Comfortable
Our passionate team will help your child form a positive association with the dentist for years to come! To help your little ones feel welcomed, we’ll spend some extra time getting to know them. This is especially fun with 3-year-olds here for their first dental visit. We can even provide a tour of our office and show your kids some of the cool gadgets we use before we get started.
If all that isn’t enough to put your little one at ease, we can also help relieve dental anxiety with a dental sedation option, like inhaled sedation, which is completely safe for children.
Your Child’s Initial Dental Visit Plays an Important Role in Their Smile
Did you know there are grooves in your teeth that are so small not even a single toothbrush bristle can get inside to clean them? And your kid’s baby teeth have even smaller grooves!
Simply put, if your little ones don’t develop proper oral hygiene techniques early, they may end up with a less-than-perfect smile in the future.
If you bring your children to see us for regular dental cleanings and exams, we will help them grow into a beautiful, healthy smile! To ensure your children’s smiles stay sparkling, we’ll provide a fun demonstration on proper brushing techniques. We can also help prevent cavities with dental sealants.
If you’re ready to schedule your child’s first dental visit in Cincinnati, call Bell Dental Group today at 513-802-9440.