Before the First Visit

Expect your child to enjoy the first visit in our office!

The purpose of the first visit is to establish a positive relationship with you and your child. One way to convey good feelings to your child about dental visits is to remind them that going to the dentist is a sign that they are growing up. You can explain that Dr. Polsky will “count”, “brush” and “take pictures” of his/her teeth.

It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle”, “shot”, “pull”, “drill” or “hurt”. Dr. Polsky and her team have a special way of explaining that will be done in terms best suited for your child.

Please access our New Patient Form prior to your first visit!

Your Child’s First Visit

We follow the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that your child’s first dental visit should be by 1 year of age. This allows our team to closely monitor your child’s dental health, growth and development and discuss important issues such as diet, oral hygiene, and habits like pacifier or thumb. We also would like for you and your child to establish your first “Dental Home”.

We can not stress enough the importance of an early child age visit to a pediatric dentist starting at age one. This will prevent unnecessary complications, treatments, and as it is usually the case, unnecessary tremendous financial burden often associated with delayed dental care.

Your child will be introduced to our dental team and invited to tour the office. You are always welcome to accompany your child to the treatment and exam area. This allows the parents to get to know Dr. Polsky and feel comfortable with her. This gives you an opportunity to see how our doctor and staff interacts with your child, and allows the doctor to discuss all the findings and treatments necessary.

Dr. Polsky will perform a head and neck exam and then evaluate the health of your child’s teeth, gums and a developing bite. Digital dental radiographs will be taken if necessary, so we can diagnose your child properly and not miss any findings.

All additional treatments will be discussed with you extensively and scheduled to suit your child’s needs.