What to Expect


What to Expect

The First Dental Visit: Setting A Healthy Foundation

Why parents may delay the age 1 dental visit:

  • Parents may feel that the child does not have any presenting concerns or “enough” teeth
  • They may worry about the success of the appointment because the child may be too young to cooperate
  • There is also a general lack of awareness on the importance of the age 1 visit and of primary (baby) teeth

What happens during the first visit with the pediatric dentist:

  • Comprehensive medical and dental history intake
  • Determining your child’s risk of developing oral health issues
  • Developing a custom prevention plan, taking into account medical/dental history, social history, behavioral history, and parental involvement
  • In addition to providing oral hygiene instruction and diet counseling, Dr. Kapoor will show you different ways to incorporate brushing into your child’s daily routine
  • The age one visit is highly informative. Dr. Kapoor will answer any questions you may have on fluoridated toothpaste, types of toothbrushes, use of fluoride supplements, discussing habits such as thumbsucking/pacifier, and breastfeeding and bottle feeding.

What to Expect