Parkside Dental Care - Newmarket

Child’s First Appointment in Newmarket

A child's initial trip to the dentist sets the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles. It's not just about checking teeth—it's about building a positive foundation for future oral health.
Call 289-210-5030

Building a Bright Smile from the Start

Help your children develop strong oral hygiene habits early on and watch as those habits blossom into beautiful smiles. We know the journey of family care can be both rewarding and demanding, especially since children require a gentle, tailored approach. A vibrant smile is a crucial part of growing up. Let’s guide them onto the right path with personalized care that meets their unique needs.

Preparing for Your Child's First Dental Visit

Encourage your child to look forward to their first dental visit by chatting about it beforehand. This initial visit is all about making your child comfortable, having a bit of fun, and fostering a friendly bond with their dentist. It’s normal for both kids and adults to feel a bit anxious when facing the unknown, so here’s what your child can expect to make things smoother:

Friendly Chats

We’ll have a friendly chat with both you and your child to explain what we’ll be doing and why. We’ll introduce your child to our tools using language that’s easy to understand, removing any mystery and helping them feel secure and confident. Our dental team is here to prove that visiting the dentist can be a positive adventure!

Gentle Examination

Our gentle examination will assess your child’s gums, teeth, tongue, and overall oral health. We’ll identify any areas that might need a bit of extra care and provide tailored advice for at-home dental care. We’ll also make a note to focus on these areas in future visits, ensuring nothing gets overlooked.

Interactive Learning

We’ll invite your child to demonstrate their brushing technique and offer kind, practical tips for improvement. We’re eager to answer any questions both you and your child might have about dental care—no question is too small!

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Parkside Dental Care - Newmarket

Winner Of The Three Best Rated Award

Dr. Chiang is the winner of the 3 Best Rated award for Best Dentists in Newmarket.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is recommended to schedule your child’s first dental visit as soon as their first tooth appears, but no later than their first birthday. Early visits help establish a dental home for your child and catch any potential issues early.

The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. It’s primarily for the dentist to examine your child’s oral health and for parents to learn about dental care for infants and children. The dentist will check all your child’s existing teeth for decay, examine your child’s bite, and look for any potential problems with the gums, jaw, and oral tissues.

You can prepare your child for their first dental visit by talking about it in a positive way as part of a healthy routine. Avoid using words that could cause fear like “pain” or “drill.” Instead, you can read them a story about a character who goes to the dentist, or play pretend dentist to familiarize them with what will happen during the visit.

Bring your child’s health records, and be prepared to provide information about their medical history and any medications they are taking. Also, if your child has a comfort item like a toy or blanket, it can be helpful to bring that along to make them feel more comfortable.

After the first appointment, it’s important to begin a routine of brushing twice a day with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and a rice-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. For babies, cleaning the gums with a soft infant toothbrush or cloth and water can also help. Avoid sugary snacks and drinks, and consider water as the primary drink for your child.

What Our Patients are Saying

  • Video testimonials
  • Google reviews

Feels Like Family

Long Term Patient

Very Professional and Accommodating

    Parkside Dental Care - Newmarket

    Request an Appointment Today

    Call 289-210-5030