What will happen during my child’s first dental visit?

Dr. Lockwood is excited to provide pediatric dentistry in Kenai, Alaska. We treat patients of all ages. Your child’s first dental appointment will be short and likely will not involve much actual treatment. The purpose of this visit is to let your child meet our dentist in a friendly, non-scary environment. We want your child to become comfortable sitting in a dental chair. Our dentist may ask you to sit in the dental chair, holding your child. This will help your child to feel more comfortable. Our dentist will examine your child’s teeth for decay and other dental issues and check their bite. Our dentist may decide to have our hygienist clean your child’s teeth.

What will our dentists and hygienists discuss with me?

Our dentist and hygienists will educate you about dental hygiene basics for children. We will also discuss dental development issues and answer any questions you may have. We may also discuss things like:

  • Fluoride needs
  • Oral habits like thumb sucking and tongue thrusting
  • Dental developmental milestones
  • Teething

We welcome you to contact Kenai Dental Clinic today to learn more and to schedule your child’s visit.