Elk Grove Smile Center

Set Your Child Up for Success with Their First Dental Visit

October 5, 2020
Posted By: Elk Grove Smile Center

Did your child recently get their first baby tooth or celebrate their first birthday? If so, you may be surprised to learn that it’s time for their first dental visit!

That’s the recommendation of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, and Dr. Vishal Advani agrees that this is the perfect age to start kids on the path to excellent oral health habits.

Don't Worry — We've Got This!

It’s common for parents in Elk Grove Village, IL to feel apprehensive about pediatric dentistry at this young age but rest assured your little one couldn't be in better hands. And while baby teeth are super important and require care to keep them healthy, the first dental visit is totally focused on the quality of your child's experience with us. 

Our dental team genuinely loves working with children and has years of experience ensuring that children leave our dental office with a big, happy smile on their face. 

What You Can Do to Help Create a Positive Experience

Our pediatric dentist in Elk Grove Village is very gentle and kind and knows how to adapt to each child’s individual needs and personalities. As a parent, you can help prepare your child by speaking about the upcoming dental visit in positive terms.

The words you use when talking about their upcoming visit matter. Instead of saying the dentist will do an exam, say they are going to count your teeth. Don’t say, “needle,” “drill,” or “pain,” but use phrases like “sleepy juice,” “count your teeth,” or “tickle your teeth.”

It’s easy to see that a child would react more positively and even look forward to the visit as a new adventure.

Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Visit

If it’s time for your child’s first dental visit and you are looking for pediatric dentistry in Elk Grove Village, please call Elk Grove Smile Center so we can help you. We can’t wait to welcome your little one!