Enjoy a Great Experience for Your Child’s First Dental Visit in Stone Mountain

Your child’s first dental visit in Stone Mountain is crucial for setting them on the right path for a lifetime of good oral hygiene. That’s why Dr. Blankenship, Dr. Jordan, and our staff take extra time with kids. We want them – and you – to feel right at home at Blankenship Family Dentistry. Here are some of the ways we do that:

  • Reliance on a warm, personal touch rather than sedation
  • A fun toy box that kids can pick a prize from
  • Cartoon electric toothbrushes for your child to take home
  • A team that truly enjoys working with children

Call us at 770-766-8995 today to schedule a dental visit for your child. Both of you will enjoy your time in our fun office!

Your Child Will Love Our Kid-Friendly Dental Office

When your child is about 2, you should make an appointment with Blankenship Family Dentistry for his or her first visit. This appointment will be more of a “happy visit” where they get acquainted with us and with dental care. We will:

  • Show your child around the office and point out some of the special equipment we use to keep their mouths healthy
  • Answer any questions that you or your little one have
  • Count your child’s teeth but without an “official” exam
  • Work with you to teach them how to put toothpaste on a brush as well as the proper technique for effective brushing

At around age 3, their visits will more closely resemble an actual dentist appointment. We will give them a complete dental exam to check for cavities and other problems, then thoroughly clean their teeth. By age 5, your child should be seen twice a year for regular checkups, just as an adult should.

Get your child started on the right track to a lifelong healthy smile! Call 770-766-8995 to schedule your child’s first dental visit in Stone Mountain today.

Common Questions About Your Child’s First Dental Visit

When should I schedule my child’s first dental visit?

We recommend bringing your child for their first dental visit at the age of 2. We’ll introduce them to dental care and take a quick look at their developing smiles. That gives us plenty of time to monitor their dental development, as permanent teeth usually don’t begin coming in until age 6 or so.

What should I expect at my child’s first dental visit?

If your child is 2, we’ll simply examine their mouth and count their teeth. If your child is 3 or older, we’ll examine their teeth and also may gently clean them. You are welcome to stay with your child in the treatment room so both of you are comfortable. Our team will take the time needed to reassure your child and also to address any questions you have about their dental development.

How can I prepare my child for their first dental visit?

There are lots of good children’s books about going to the dentist. We recommend reading a book or two together and then talking about them. You can also have them talk to siblings, relatives, or friends about their dental experiences – but only if they will have something good to say! Reassure them you will be with them the whole time.