Your Child's Fist Visit
St. Croix Kidds Pediatric Dentistry follows the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry guidelines which recommend that children receive their first dental visit by their first birthday. This allows the dentists the opportunity to review your child's oral health and discuss such topics as; bottle feeding, bottle weaning, nursing, pacifier sucking, thumb-sucking habits, diet, oral hygiene and much more. Also, this first visit provides the parents the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have.
Unfortunately, we see too many very young children with dental decay. This is why we stress prevention methods with the parents. Our goal is simple: PREVENTION. In addition, children who start coming to a dentist at an early age and receive structured follow-up care every 6 months, thereafter become more familiar and comfortable within the dental setting. This often facilitates a more positive dental experience in the event that a child should need dental work in the future. Getting your children off to a good start with a caring, competent dental professional sets the stage for good dental care habits that can last a lifetime.
12 month old child's first visit to the dentist video
Our New Patient Forms are now available online so you can complete them at your leisure - saving you time to carefully review our policies and procedures before your fist visit. Click on the links below to download the new patient forms.