First Impressions

Our mission at First Impressions is to provide specialized, comprehensive oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special needs, delivered in a state of the art, child-friendly environment. We want to ensure that children of all ages enjoy a lifetime of healthy habits along with a healthy smile.

 

Why First Impressions Pediatric Dentistry?

At First Impressions, we recognize that no two children are alike. We approach each patient individually, identifying and addressing your child’s specific needs, fears, and personalities.

Making dental care fun and comfortable can create a lifetime of good oral health habits.  It begins the moment you step through our doors. Our office atmosphere is inspired by children and we intentionally designed our dental offices to incorporate elements that children relate to and understand. Things like bright colors, fun textures, a play yard, video games, cartoons, books, TV programs, kid-sized equipment, and friendly faces help ease your child’s fears and apprehensions.

 

Your Child’s First Visit To The Dentist

Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that a child goes to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts.

In most cases, the initial appointment will be for examination only. Depending on the age of your child, a cleaning, fluoride treatment and x-rays may also be done.
If dental treatment is necessary,  a treatment plan will be discussed with you. No restorative work will be done at the first appointment.

 

Advanced Prevention Screening and Tests for the Best Care Program Include:

  • Dentist and hygienist early evaluation of your child
  • A detailed assessment of your child’s specific risk for cavities
  • A consult to help prevent or reverse those factors
  • Determination of risk for future illness and creating a plan for prevention
  • A personalized folder with information to take home on the factors discussed
  • A courtesy follow-up phone call to answer any questions on topics covered
  • A copy of any X-rays taken