Brighton Dental Centre - Brighton

Child’s First Appointment in Brighton

The initial visit to a dental office for children establishes the groundwork for a lifetime of oral health.
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Brighton Dental Centre - Brighton

Building a Strong Foundation for Lifelong Smiles

Offer your children a strong beginning in developing excellent oral hygiene practices and track their growth as they blossom into beautiful smiles. We recognize the unique challenges and rewards of family care, especially for kids who require special attention. A healthy smile plays a crucial role in childhood, so let’s initiate them on the correct journey with tailored guidance for their specific needs.

Preparing for Your Child's First Dental Appointment

Feel free to have a conversation with your child about their upcoming visit to the dentist. The primary goal of their initial appointment is to create a relaxed and enjoyable experience while building a positive rapport with the dentist. Sometimes, not knowing what to expect can make people, including children, feel a bit apprehensive.

Here’s what your child can anticipate during their first visit:

Communication and Understanding

We will engage in a conversation with both you and your child, explaining our procedures and their purpose in language that’s friendly and relatable to kids. We’ll demystify any unfamiliar terms, ensuring your child feels as comfortable and confident as possible. You’ll soon see that we’re not as intimidating as it may seem!

Gentle Examination

We will gently examine your child’s gums, tongue, teeth, and overall oral health. This examination will help us identify any areas of concern or areas that may require extra attention at home. We’ll provide you with personalized guidance and make a note to focus on those areas during future appointments.

Education

We may ask your child to demonstrate their tooth-brushing routine and then offer gentle instructions on how to enhance their oral hygiene practices at home. We’re here to address any questions you or your child may have about dental health, so don’t hesitate to ask.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

The American Dental Association recommends scheduling your child’s first dental visit within six months of their first tooth eruption, typically around their first birthday. Early visits help establish good oral health habits and allow the dentist to monitor dental development.

During the first visit, the dentist will perform a gentle examination of your child’s mouth, gums, teeth, and overall oral health. They will also provide guidance on proper oral care and answer any questions you may have.

To prepare your child, talk positively about the dentist, read books or watch videos about dental visits, and avoid using scary language. Arrive a little early to let your child become familiar with the environment, and bring a comfort item if it helps them feel at ease.

Dental anxiety is common, especially in children. Pediatric dentists are trained to create a child-friendly, calming atmosphere. They use age-appropriate language, show children the tools, and take their time to build trust. If your child is still anxious, you can discuss options for sedation or relaxation techniques with the dentist.

Typically, children should have dental check-ups every six months. However, your dentist will tailor the schedule to your child’s specific needs. Regular visits help track oral development, address any issues early, and reinforce good dental habits for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Google Verified Patient Reviews

My first visit was today for a cleaning, Jen was excellent and she listened to all my concerns before we started the appointment. She went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. The front staff were very friendly, the office was very clean and bright. Thank you for being patient.
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Tina
3 weeks ago
I could go on and on about my experience because it was that great.. However, I will say, everything about my experience today exceeded my expectations and I do highly recommend.. My future looks brighter now that I made the switch to this dental office.. Not even kidding.. It’s the little things! Thank you Brighton Dental Centre, Tina 🙂
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Mary Adams
1 month ago
From the time I was a child, I have never liked visiting the dentist. Although I still cannot say I "enjoy" it, the team at Brighton Dental Centre has turned my dental experiences and outlook around. From the skilled dentists to the friendly, efficient support staff, you feel well cared for from start to finish. On my first visit I was impressed with the bright and modern space transformation and the modern technology used in every procedure. Costs are clearly laid out and relayed before your visit so there are no surprises. All of the staff are very kind and strive to make your appointment run smoothly and on time. If you are looking for a new dentist, as I was, you won't find a better place to go. I highly recommend Brighton Dental Centre.
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Brendan
4 months ago
The dentist is never anybody's favorite place to spend time. With many hesitations but needed a second opinion on something I decided to give Brighton Dental Center a try. I will say this is the best dental experience I have ever had, the girls are amazing very professional always smiling and kind. Scheduling is made very simple and easy and lots of reminders on upcoming appointments. They help dealing with insurance and are very upfront with costs, what is covered and with the main priorities are. If it's not broken they don't fix it and I think that's what I love the most about this place. Thanks for a great experience. Brendan
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My first visit was today for a cleaning, Jen was excellent and she listened to all my concerns before we started the appointment. She went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. The front staff were very friendly, the office was very clean and bright. Thank you for being patient.
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Tina
3 weeks ago
I could go on and on about my experience because it was that great.. However, I will say, everything about my experience today exceeded my expectations and I do highly recommend.. My future looks brighter now that I made the switch to this dental office.. Not even kidding.. It’s the little things! Thank you Brighton Dental Centre, Tina 🙂
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Mary Adams
1 month ago
From the time I was a child, I have never liked visiting the dentist. Although I still cannot say I "enjoy" it, the team at Brighton Dental Centre has turned my dental experiences and outlook around. From the skilled dentists to the friendly, efficient support staff, you feel well cared for from start to finish. On my first visit I was impressed with the bright and modern space transformation and the modern technology used in every procedure. Costs are clearly laid out and relayed before your visit so there are no surprises. All of the staff are very kind and strive to make your appointment run smoothly and on time. If you are looking for a new dentist, as I was, you won't find a better place to go. I highly recommend Brighton Dental Centre.
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Brendan
4 months ago
The dentist is never anybody's favorite place to spend time. With many hesitations but needed a second opinion on something I decided to give Brighton Dental Center a try. I will say this is the best dental experience I have ever had, the girls are amazing very professional always smiling and kind. Scheduling is made very simple and easy and lots of reminders on upcoming appointments. They help dealing with insurance and are very upfront with costs, what is covered and with the main priorities are. If it's not broken they don't fix it and I think that's what I love the most about this place. Thanks for a great experience. Brendan
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