What to expect

The first dental visit is the foundation of a growing relationship between our dental office and your child. We feel it is important that your child be allowed to become familiar with our office environment and staff as soon as their teeth start to appear.
At the new patient appointment Dr. Lodaya and staff will spend quality time getting to know you and your child. We teach your child to be comfortable with dentistry by explaining the procedures and demonstrating the equipment in a fun and imaginative way. The office visit will include a thorough oral examination, digital x-rays if required, a cleaning and fluoride application.
A complete review of your child’s medical health and any special needs or concerns will be addressed. More complicated procedures, such as fillings, should be done at a later visit after your child has become familiar with the office. We conclude the first visit with an office tour.
We look forward to your visit and hope you and your child will have the dental experience of a lifetime.

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD MY CHILD FIRST VISIT THE DENTIST?
The time to start regular preventive dental care is when you child’s first tooth appears- This usually occurs between six months and your child’s first birthday. At this early visit, Dr. Lodaya has the opportunity to teach parents how to best PREVENT CAVITIES. Too often children visit the dentist at the age of three or four with large cavities that could have been prevented.