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Do you have a child that hasn’t yet been to the dentist? Coming to the dentist for children can be a scary experience, especially if it’s their first visit. To help our young patients feel more comfortable, we offer First Visits for children. Here is what we typically do for young children.

Introductions All Around
The first thing we do at the office of Sukyoung Ahn DDS when young children come in for the first time is have them meet our dentist and dental team. Helping children get comfortable with their surroundings will make for a more pleasant experience in our office. The best time for little ones to come in is usually when their first teeth erupt, and usually only takes a brief visit. We show children the treatment rooms, the equipment, amenities we offer, and then do a quick, but thorough examination.

Review Time
This is a perfect time to discuss with Dr. Suk Young Ahn topics you ae interested or concerned with, such as:
– Oral hygiene and routines
– Teething and when teeth should arrive
– Oral habits, such as tongue thrusting, thumb sucking, sleeping with a bottle
– Fluoride protection
– Prevention of decay and cavities

Tips to Ensure a Positive Experience
We want your children to love coming to the dentist! Morning time is best, if you can swing it. If the child is old enough to understand, tell them where you are going and what to expect. Ensure the child isn’t hungry or tired, and be there with them for every step.

Reviewing proper nutrition with Dr. Suk Young Ahn is also a good idea at this time, so your little ones can ensure their teeth and gums are in tiptop shape for years to come. For more information, about your child’s first visit to the dentist in Chico, California, please contact us at 530-342-0104. We would love to hear from you soon!