First Visit to the Dentist
What to expect during your child’s first dental visit
In order to help your child feel at ease, the dentist may ask the parent to sit on the dental chair and hold their child during the exam. Sometimes, parents may be asked to wait in the reception area during part of the visit so that a professional relationship can be built between your child and our dentist. The first appointment with the dentist is often kept simple in order to help your child slowly acclimatize to the dental clinic environment.
Our dentist will check all of your child’s existing teeth for decay, examine your child’s bite and look for any potential problems with their oral health and dental development.
Dr. Judy P Lim may also recommend low dose x-rays to be taken in order to assess decay.
Topics Dr. Judy P Lim may discuss with you include
- Good oral hygiene practices and cavity prevention
- Non-nutritive sucking habits (e.g., thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip sucking)
- Developmental milestones
- Proper nutrition
After this first visit, Dr. Judy P Lim will suggest a schedule of follow-up visits based on your child’s overall dental health. For the average child with no major dental concerns, he/she will be recalled every 6 months so as to build the child’s comfort and confidence in visiting the dentist, to monitor the development of the teeth, and to promptly treat any developing problems.
4640 Slater Road
Eagan, MN 55122