Your child's first dental visit will consist of a thorough review of your child's dental and health information, a comprehensive dental examination, and a discussion on proper diet, nutrition and good oral hygiene habits.
Depending on the age and needs of your child, we will complete a professional dental cleaning, conduct re-mineralization therapy and take any necessary x-rays. Dr. Shenfield will take time to discuss any concerns you may have, and prepare you for what you can expect during your child's oral development. If decay is found, the information collected will allow Dr. Shenfield to prepare a treatment plan and recommend the best options for your child's dental care.
Please help us make the first visit enjoyable and positive! We encourage parents and caregivers to use positive stories about visiting the dentist, songs and descriptive words to describe your child's upcoming visit.
Try to avoid using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear. Words like "pinch", "poke", "needle", "shot", "drill", or "hurt" may cause preventable anxiety and make the first dental visit more difficult for your child. At Mill Creek Children's Dentistry, we will work with you to make your child's first dental visit an adventure that sets a positive foundation for the rest of their life.
We encourage you to stay with your child during the initial examination, and during future visits you can let your child join us on their own, depending on age and comfort.
What Our Patients Are Saying About Us
"My 4 year old son loves getting his teeth cleaned! He woke up asking when he was going to go get his teeth brushed because he remembered us talking about it the day before. His assistant Whitney was awesome and made the experience spectacular. The treasure tower on the way out was just icing on the cake!"
Katie B. - Everett
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