Your First Visit
As you walk in through the door, you will see a bright and open space that gives you a feeling of Home, Sweet Home. Each wall has a colorful design of hot air balloons, animals, and nature. We have a spacious patient waiting area so your child can play while you are filling out new patient forms. We strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for you and your child. Our caring and friendly staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions.
What to Expect
Recommended Age for First Visit
Within 6 months after the first baby tooth arrives or within 1 year of age
Recommendations are published by the following organizations:
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
Our office also recommends a baby’s first check-up between 6 months to 12 months of age because this is time where we give infant appropriate oral hygiene guidances for you in addition to checking the mouth for decay and for proper growth and development of the teeth and the jaw. You will receive information about what to expect in tooth development, how to handle teething discomfort, how to care for baby’s teeth and gums, when to introduce toothpaste, and how to address harmful habits.
Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care. Let’s start them early in the right direction
Can I accompany my child during the visit?
How can I prepare my child for the first visit?
You can make the first visit to the dentist a positive experience. If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions.
We encourage parents to refrain from using frightening words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle”, “shot”, “pull”, “drill” or “hurt”. The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
We strive to make each and every visit to our office a positive and uplifting experience!
5661 Beach Blvd., Suite 100 Buena Park, CA 90621
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 2 pm