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Child’s First Visit By Age 1 Milton, GA

Child’s First Visit By Age 1

One of the milestones in a child’s life is their first trip to the dentist. Our experienced, caring team at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry are ready to welcome you and your child when it comes time for their first dental checkup and other pediatric dental services. We recommend children have their first dental exam before 12 months to ensure that they are on the right path to a beautiful, healthy smile.

What to Expect on Your Child’s First Visit

Creating a fun and comfortable environment is our top priority at Georgia Orthodontics and Children’s Dentistry! We understand that you and your child may be nervous about their first visit and we are focused on treating your child and not just their teeth. Our goal is for you and your child to have a great experience!

During your child’s first visit with our experienced pediatric dentist, Dr. Chong will perform an examination of the mouth, teeth and gums. We will address any and all concerns you may have and may also perform a cleaning and a fluoride treatment to help prevent cavities. If necessary, we may take cavity detecting X-rays. Pediatric dentistry is focused on preventive measures to ensure ongoing dental health, therefore we will also make recommendations for you as a parent on how to best care for your child’s teeth at home.

How to Prepare Your Child’s First Visit

We want both you and your child to be as comfortable as possible for your first visit! To help your child have a great first visit at our office, we suggest not focusing too much attention on the upcoming dentist appointment. Sometimes the parent is more nervous about the visit than the child and children are able to pick up on this. Try your best to be excited about their visit! If they come to our office happy, we are more able to provide them with an excellent, fun experience!

It is common for well-meaning parents to try and prepare their children for the appointment, only to make their child more wary of going to the dentist. Word choice is very important and we suggest you do not use any scary sounding words. Try to make sure that other family members (especially older siblings) are not as well. In many cases, the less the child knows, the better. Rest assured that we will never push your child to complete any treatment that you are uncomfortable with. The entire team at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry is excellent at working with young children and making them feel at ease during their first visit.

Am I Able to Accompany My Child?

Of course! We believe it is very important for you to be with your child, especially during their first visit. As they grow older and more independent, you are more than welcome to relax in our comfortable waiting room while we care for your child!

To schedule your child’s first dental visit appointment with a specialized pediatric dentist, contact Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry today. We will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding the first visit to our office.

Our Patients Reviews

5.0/5.0

Based on 154 reviews

I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Demtal Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

Christy D.