At Kids Plus Pediatric Dentistry, we are invested in your child’s dental hygiene. Beginning good dental habits from a young age is extremely important for strong, healthy teeth. Below is some information on what to expect and bring during your child’s first visit to our Lemont office.
When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your dental treatment. We will ask you to fill out several forms that will get our office acquainted with you. To expedite this process you can bring the forms completed to your child’s appointment.
Your initial exam will last approximately one hour. Oral hygiene instructions will be provided along with suggestions to help you care for your child’s teeth. In most cases, we will also clean your child’s teeth on this visit and provide an evaluation that will outline the existing dental problems and proposed treatment. At Kids Plus, our dentists are pediatric dentists, meaning they have had additional training in caring for children’s oral health. Much of your initial exam will be dependent on your child’s age, needs and comfort level.
According to the AAPD, your child’s visit should be around his or her first birthday. Primary teeth (baby teeth) are very important even though they will be lost. Proper chewing and eating, space and positioning and jaw bone development are all dependent on primary teeth.
For an enjoyable and comfortable visit, it’s best not to use any concerning or fearful words regarding the visit. Let them understand that it should be a pleasant visit where the dentist will explain what’s going on and answer any questions.
Please download, print out, and complete the Demographic/Health Form and bring it to your child’s appointment. If you have any difficulty accessing this form, please call our office and a knowledgeable staff member will be happy to assist you.
Dr. Fisher strives to help patients achieve optimal health by specializing in a full range of pediatric dental services that includes dental exams, emergency as well as special needs dentistry.