Your Child’s Visit to Wylie Children’s Dentistry
We are happy to see you and your child. We want to be the place to go for, for all of your child’s oral health needs- a place that is comforting, fun, and educational for both you and your child about oral health and the latest information on dental care methods as well as home care.
Preparing Your Child For Their First Visit
First of all, it’s great that you’ve come to a pediatric dentist because of the specialization involved. When you’re getting ready for the first visit, the worst thing you can do is be nervous. Your child looks to you for support and reassurance, and if you’re nervous, your child will be as well. Use kid terms when answering questions, saying things like the dentist is a person who makes kids’ teeth happy and clean. Don’t tell your child that their teeth could be drilled or pulled, but say happy and positive things so they don’t get scared. We even have a name for our shots, which is “sleepy juice”. Kids generally don’t like shots, and if they are relaxed and distracted, they’ll never know that they have been injected with anything. You can find more “First Visit tips” on this page, and you can download our new patient forms.
When should I bring my child for their first dental appointment?
The recommended time for a child’s first dental visit is when the first tooth breaks through or by your child’s first birthday.
We know that your schedule can be hectic, and we will work with you to get a reservation that is just for you. We do our very best to stay on our schedule so you’re not stuck waiting for a long time, and it’s only in emergency cases that we get off track. We only ask the same courtesy of you, so if you can’t make your appointment, please let us know 72 hours in advance if your schedule changes so someone else can have the time slot. If you’re running behind, just let us know. If you are over 15 minutes late, rescheduling may be necessary.
Early morning appointments are preferable for young children
Young children are best served early in the day, so procedures like fillings can be done and your child isn’t cranky and tired. We try to keep our afternoon slots especially for cleanings or other preventive care.
Our knowledgeable team will file and track your claims electronically, follow up on claim delays, and help you understand your coverage. Call us about your plan!