Your Child's First Visit
Your child is special, and we promise to treat them that way. Our team is experienced with children of all ages and all levels of dental health. We always treat your little one the way we would treat our own children – with exceptional care and compassion.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child has their first visit by their first birthday. By the time they have several teeth, we can begin to monitor their dental health and help them become accustomed to the dental office, making it fun and easy for them to receive the continued care they will need to thrive and have a happy, healthy smile for a lifetime!
Your Child’s First Visit
At your child's first visit, we will help them become familiar with our team as well as the sights and sounds of the dental office. Because everything will be new to them, regular visits will cultivate a positive experience and eliminate the fear from dentistry for your child.
We will perform an exam and make sure that their first teeth are healthy and progressing normally. We will always move at your child’s pace and help them feel confident so that they learn to think of their dental appointments as a positive experience.
You are welcome to accompany your child on their first appointment in our office. If your child is doing well, we recommend that they be accompanied by one of our staff for subsequent visits. Studies show that children adjust to dental visits more positively when they experience their dental visits on their own.
We will make your child’s first visit fun and interactive. Taking them for a ride in the chair, allowing them to be curious, and providing entertainment such as TVs, iPads, and toys will make their appointments something they look forward to.
As Your Child Grows
Kids grow quickly. That is why regular dental appointments are so important. We will check to make sure that their teeth are erupting as expected and that they are healthy. We will also be on the lookout for common conditions such as decay, gum disease, and a misaligned bite.
When your child is old enough, we will incorporate a professional dental cleaning and x-rays to ensure a clean, bright, healthy smile.
We also offer additional preventive treatments such as fluoride and sealants, if necessary. Every child is different, and we will make the recommendations that will meet the needs of your child. We maintain a focus on prevention and treat decay quickly, before it has a chance to worsen and potentially cause pain or even tooth loss.
Call Us Today to Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Appointment
Our Burleson, TX dental team looks forward to working with you and your child toward a healthy, comfortable smile. Call Burleson Pediatric Dentistry today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Chris Walton. His skills and experience combined with our fun office atmosphere will provide a dental experience that will make your child smile.