First Dental Visit
When Is My Child’s First Visit?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) now recommend that your child see a dentist upon eruption of their first tooth, or by age 1. By seeing children at an early age, we are able to examine children to make sure that all dental structures are developing normally. More importantly it allows us to speak with parents about diet and hygiene and to discuss prevention. Children that begin early with their dental care, tend to have lower rates of decay because the child is less averse to the dental setting, parents are better educated, and early intervention (when necessary) can be accomplished, so areas of concern do not become major problems later.
Just as each child is different, each “first dental visit” is different. Every child presents with different dental needs and different cognitive levels. Your first visit is an important time to examine your child’s teeth, discuss diet and habits, and establish a “dental home” for your family. For those children with dental disease, it is a time to discuss if and what are the best treatment options for your child so they can have visits that are positive and not help to perpetuate fear and anxiety.
Chesapeake Pediatric Dental Group
Patient Review by Claudia K
Absolutely love Dr.Issacs!!! First time coming and the office was amazing, friendly, and Dr Issacs was so knowledgeable and kind to each child we had.
- Claudia K
Patient Review by Crystal H
I am SO impressed how he addressed my concerns and immediately addressed her fears. Dr. K WAS AWESOME! I only wish I had someone like him when I was younger.
- Crystal H
Patient Review by Menu B
The doctor and staff were very helpful.
- Menu B
Patient Review by Brittany S
Absolutely the best. Our first time there and my child who has separation anxiety and has some behavioral problems and they made his experience overall amazing. They made it fun and let him have his own tool to look at his teeth while home. Can’t wait for our next visit!
- Brittany S
Patient Review by Amanda R
You guys did an amazing job with my 4 year old. Not at all during the appointment was she stressed or nervous. The staff was extremely friendly and caring.
- Amanda R
Patient Review by Delores J J
Very friendly and clean. Dentist and hygienist was very nice and knowledgeable. Made my son first visit nice and smooth.
- Delores J J
Patient Review by Charity C
The office was very neat and clean. As soon as I walked in, I was acknowledged. Staff was very helpful with any and all concerns. I appreciated the interaction with my daughter, making her first dental trip one of the best. The dentist was very informative and made sure I knew every option available to my daughter. My first trip there and I have no complaints. Switching my oldest daughter to this dentist as well.
- Charity C
Patient Review by Dontasia B
Very nice , clean and patient staff .
- Dontasia B
Patient Review by Kail O
Wonderful first visit!
- Kail O
Patient Review by Kianosh begzad
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Patient Review by Heather R
Super friendly and knowledgable staff. They take the time to explain everything, and made my daughter feel very comfortable.
- Heather R
Patient Review by Christy G
The dentist and everyone is very nice and helpful and my child like everyone
- Christy G
Patient Review by Storm W
Great first experience
- Storm W
Patient Review by Randy B
Wonderful staff and dentist and are really great with kids.
- Randy B
Patient Review by suzey c
The staff was amazing, gave so much love to my children! Made them feel so comfortable when they were so nervous to be at the dentist. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE!
- suzey c
Patient Review by Ali S
Professional, friendly, gentle Dr. and Hygienist and did not feel rushed. Thank you for taking Ali and making her feel comfortable.
- Ali S
Patient Review by Melanie N
Today my 3 year old had his first dentist visit. Everyone was so kind, patient, and professional from the initial phone call to the visit. They definitely put a nervous kid ( and mom) at ease through the entire process. What a great group!
- Melanie N
Patient Review by Sidney B
- Sidney B
Patient Review by Lauren D
Wonderful first visit! Everyone was so friendly!
- Lauren D
Patient Review by Declan K
My son had a blast in the waiting room, it was so clean I felt extremely comfortable letting him crawl around on the floor. Even his father & I joined him & played with the available toys during the short waiting time. The Abingdon location is beautiful & my baby even left with his very first Tigger tooth brush! The assistant & Dentist were amazing, so friendly & polite. So happy I chose to come to Chesapeake Pediatric Dental Group.
- Declan K