Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and high-quality dental care. Your little one’s first visit to the dentist is very important as you, your child, and Drs. Kramer and Bunin begin working together to build a trusting relationship and healthy dental habits that will last a lifetime. We are sensitive to your son or daughter’s needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while we provide the best care.
Prior to the first visit, please discuss the positive aspects of dentistry at home so your youngster understands why he or she is going to the dental office. Please say the following: “The dentist will count and take pictures of your teeth and then they will show you how to clean your teeth.” It is our mission to make dentistry an enjoyable experience.
Please do not use fear-provoking words such as “hurt,” “drill,” “pull,” and “needle.” Your aim as a parent, and ours as a pediatric dentist, is the same: to keep your child’s teeth and mouth in good health. We work hard to reinforce positive behaviors and create an overall fun first experience.
Your first visit is all about your children: their comfort, happiness, and health.
During your child’s first visit, we will:
- Review dental and medical history forms
- Perform an exam to evaluate your child’s teeth, dental growth, and oral tissues
- Clean and polish your child’s teeth, followed by a fluoride application
- Take X-rays (pictures) of the teeth if necessary
- Emphasize good oral hygiene techniques and proper nutrition
After the checkup and teeth cleaning are complete, Dr. Kramer or Dr. Bunin will meet with you and your child to discuss X-rays, help create an individual treatment plan, and answer any questions you may have.
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should visit their pediatric dentist by their first birthday. Early examination and preventive care will protect your son or daughter’s smile now and in the future.
The American Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
Your child will continue to see Dr. Kramer or Dr. Bunin for cleanings until he or she is ready to graduate to a dental hygienist.
Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these to your child’s first appointment
- Your completed new patient health history form
- Your insurance card
- Your insurance form
- Your consent form for treatment