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Child's First Dental Visits In Fort Myers, Florida

 
 
 
First Visit - Pediatrist in Fort Myers, FL
 
Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care
The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the
Emergency Room for parents.
You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better
 
 
Dental Exam - Pediatrist in Fort Myers, FL
 
It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle", "shot", "pull", "drill" or "hurt". The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension. However, if you choose, you are more than welcome to accompany your child to the treatment room. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.
 
We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!
For your convenience, you can fill out all of your patient forms electronically prior to your first visit. In addition, you may use these forms to update your information every year before you come to the office.
 
1. Health History Form - This should be filled out once per child.
 
2. Financial Form - This form should be filled out once per household.
 
3. Make sure your appointment is scheduled with our office and we'll see you there!