Oral Health Exams

There is so much excitement when your little one’s tooth (or teeth) first arrives! We are just as excited as you are! At Happy Trails Children’s Dentistry, we specialize in taking care of those tiny teeth. Just as these new teeth popped up, you’ve got a few questions that have too!

It is common to ask:

  • When should I take my son/daughter for their first dental visit?
  • What will happen at their first visit?
  • What should I expect at my child’s dental visit?
  • What if my son or daughter is scared of coming to the dentist?

Don’t worry; we are here to help! Our Happy Trails team believes that it is important for your child to establish somewhere where they are comfortable receiving dental care. In addition, this place should also easily provide access to information, knowledge and valuable care. We want Happy Trails Children’s Dentistry to be that place for you! That’s why we’ve worked hard to train our team with the essential skills and compassion and equipped them with the resources you’ll need!

When it comes to children’s dentistry, we believe in early preventive care, which means it’s important for your child to come in as soon as possible. We recommend a visit to the dentist around the age of 1, or when your child gets their first tooth. First birthday or first tooth = first dental visit!

We know that this may seem early, but introducing your child to this new environment takes time. There are lots of new things for them, including smells, sounds, tastes, etc. At Happy Trails Children’s Dentistry, our team specializes in taking small steps with your child. We carefully introduce them to their first dental visit. We strive to make this experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for both you and your little one! In addition, we want to make sure that your child is on the road to developing healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Believe it or not, those brand-new baby teeth are susceptible to tooth decay. During our infant dental exam, Dr. Sam will review with you how to keep those baby teeth clean and what cavity-forming habits to avoid at home. Learn more about what to expect during your first visit here.