Two Lakes Dental - Niagara Falls

Child’s First Appointment in Niagara Falls

An important milestone in their oral health journey. It is an opportunity for them to meet the dentist, and establish a positive and comfortable relationship with oral care.
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Setting the Stage for a Lifetime of Smiles

Establish a strong foundation, foster good oral hygiene habits in your children and track their development as they blossom into radiant smiles. We recognize the unique dynamics of family care and the significance of providing special attention to kids. The vitality of a healthy smile during childhood cannot be overstated. Let us embark on this journey together, tailoring guidance to meet the individual needs of your little ones.

Preparing for Your First Dental Appointment

It’s important to prepare your child for their first dental appointment and create a positive experience. By establishing good oral hygiene habits early on and fostering a positive relationship with the dentist, your child will be on the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. Here’s what you can expect during the visit:


We will take the time to talk to you and your child, explaining the procedures and tools we use in a kid-friendly language. This helps your child feel more comfortable and assured, alleviating any nervousness they may have.

Gentle Exam

We will conduct a gentle examination of your child’s gums, tongue, teeth, and overall oral health. This allows us to identify any areas of concern or spots that require extra attention. We will provide personalized guidance and make notes for future appointments.


We may ask your child to demonstrate their brushing technique and provide gentle instructions on how to improve their oral hygiene routine at home. We are also happy to answer any questions you or your child may have regarding dental health.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s generally recommended to schedule your child’s first dental appointment around their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first. This early visit gives the dentist a chance to examine your child’s oral health and allows you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. It’s a good way to establish a dental care routine early on and helps your child become comfortable with regular dental check-ups.

Signs that may indicate the need for a dental appointment include tooth decay, toothache, swollen gums, bad breath, or difficulty chewing.

The duration of the first dental appointment depends on various factors, but it typically lasts between 30 minutes to an hour.

It’s important to bring your child’s medical history, including any medications they are taking, and any previous dental records if applicable.

Yes, parents are usually encouraged to accompany their child during the first dental appointment to provide comfort and support.

Dentists are trained to handle children with special needs or dental anxiety. Inform the dental office beforehand so they can make necessary accommodations.

Usually, the first dental appointment focuses on examination and education. However, if any issues are detected, the dentist may recommend further treatment.

Regular dental check-ups are recommended every six months to ensure proper oral health and address any issues early on.

Teeth cleaning may or may not be performed during the first dental appointment, depending on the child’s age and dental needs. Call us we would love to learn more about the child and help them off to a healthy start.

Fluoride treatment may be provided during the first appointment to strengthen the teeth and protect against cavities.

Continue to encourage good oral hygiene habits, such as regular brushing, flossing, and a balanced diet, and schedule regular dental check-ups for preventive care.

What Our Patients are Saying

Patricia P.

My husband and I had our first appointment today at Two Lakes Dental, it was such a great experience!!

From my very first phone call to set up the appointments to the minute, we walked out of there earlier today.

April was welcoming, friendly and warm from our first interaction over the phone right up until today.

Samantha my hygienist was also welcoming, friendly and warm and took her time answering all my questions while also explaining everything she was doing...and best of all, she was so gentle!!!!

Dr. Zapata again was welcoming.

Matt V.

Great team, they have been consistently compassionate for over a decade.

Eduardo L

Thank you very much Two lakes dental team you guys are amazing. Very nice attention they helped me out with my insurance stuff.
Dr. Zapata, thank you very much for working here, my wife and I are very grateful, very gentle, and very subtle, what a good job

Two Lakes Dental - Niagara Falls

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