First Visit

Appointment Times:
We highly recommend morning appointment times for our patients under 7 years old. As parents, you know that children are usually at their best and brightest first thing in the morning. We want to ensure that your child’s visits to the pediatric dentist are always positive and having a well-rested patient is a large contributor to that experience. Younger children typically tend to be fussier in the afternoon as they are tired from a long day or may not have napped properly.

As a courtesy, our office will confirm your appointment 24 hours in advance. If you need to change your appointment time, we ask that you notify us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can offer that appointment slot to another patient and their family.
 

First appointment at one year:
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child’s first dental visit should be by the age of one year old. The earlier you introduce your child to Dr. Molly, the easier and more familiar your child will be at the dentist. Our expert staff knows just how nerve wracking a first visit can be, especially if you’re a new parent and their first tooth was a bit of a surprise—so we’ll be there to walk you through every step.
 

Start by following these tips to help things go more smoothly:

  • Let your child know in advance that they are visiting the dentist and give them an idea about all the fun and exciting things that will happen at their first visit.

  • Be positive! Children pick up on parents’ attitude and outlook! We want to see your child and let them have a great experience!

  • Please! Be careful not to use words like ‘shot,’ ‘scary’, and ‘ouch’ when speaking to your child about the dentist. These words can prime your child to be anxious and tense.

  • Breathe and relax! Dr. Molly and her staff will make your child feel at ease!

SAVE TIME & COMPLETE YOUR FORMS ONLINE PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT!

First Visit

SAVE TIME & COMPLETE YOUR FORMS ONLINE PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT!

Appointment Times:
We highly recommend morning appointment times for our patients under 7 years old. As parents, you know that children are usually at their best and brightest first thing in the morning. We want to ensure that your child’s visits to the pediatric dentist are always positive and having a well-rested patient is a large contributor to that experience. Younger children typically tend to be fussier in the afternoon as they are tired from a long day or may not have napped properly.

As a courtesy, our office will confirm your appointment 24 hours in advance. If you need to change your appointment time, we ask that you notify us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can offer that appointment slot to another patient and their family.
 

First appointment at one year:
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child’s first dental visit should be by the age of one year old. The earlier you introduce your child to Dr. Molly, the easier and more familiar your child will be at the dentist. Our expert staff knows just how nerve wracking a first visit can be, especially if you’re a new parent and their first tooth was a bit of a surprise—so we’ll be there to walk you through every step.
 

Start by following these tips to help things go more smoothly:

  • Let your child know in advance that they are visiting the dentist and give them an idea about all the fun and exciting things that will happen at their first visit.

  • Be positive! Children pick up on parents’ attitude and outlook! We want to see your child and let them have a great experience!

  • Please! Be careful not to use words like ‘shot,’ ‘scary’, and ‘ouch’ when speaking to your child about the dentist. These words can prime your child to be anxious and tense.

  • Breathe and relax! Dr. Molly and her staff will make your child feel at ease!

SAVE TIME & COMPLETE YOUR FORMS ONLINE PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT!

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