New Patient Exam Specialist

Tooth Castle Pediatric Dentistry

Dentist located in Carrollton, TX

Whether you need to schedule a new patient exam because your child just got his or her first tooth or you’ve just moved to the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, the team at Tooth Castle Pediatric Dentistry, located in Carrollton, Texas, can fulfill your family’s dentistry needs. The team brings experience, skill, and a welcoming bedside manner to all new patient exams. Call the friendly office staff or book an appointment using the online tool.

New Patient Exam Q & A

When should my child first visit the dentist?

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), children should have their first visit to the dentist by the time they turn one year of age. Of course, many parents bring their children to visit Tooth Castle Pediatric Dentistry as early as six months upon the eruption of their first tooth.

Starting dental care early sets the stage for a lifetime of healthy gums and teeth, as well as your child’s overall health. If your child is less than three years old – or still hasn’t gotten many teeth – the initial visit will be short but welcoming and informative.

What will my child’s new patient examination entail?

Whether your child requires a full cleaning and other services such as X-rays will depend on his or her age and the number of teeth he or she has. In any event, the dentist will evaluate your child’s overall oral health and hygiene. They will have to examine your child’s bite and jaw and set up an individualized dental care plan. Children who are old enough will be given step-by-step instructions on how properly brush and floss.

What topics will the dentist discuss with parents?

The dentist at Tooth Castle Pediatric Dentistry always makes parents a part of the process. Again, specifics will depend on your child’s age and oral development. In general, topics covered include:

  • Caring for your infant’s or toddler's teeth and gums
  • Fluoride needs
  • Issues caused by thumb sucking
  • Tips for preventing accidents that can injure your child’s teeth
  • Oral milestones, like teething
  • The impact of proper nutrition on oral health

The dentist will make sure that you’re fully informed about your child’s oral health.

What if my child is nervous about going to the dentist?

The team specializes in pediatric dentistry, offering a warm, child-friendly environment. Still, some children are scared of the unknown. Starting dental exams early can help minimize anxiety. Also, the dentist will suggest having your child bring a small toy or stuffed animal along for comfort. They also recommend that parents fill out all necessary paperwork online before arriving to shorten the time your child spends in the waiting room.

To start your child on the road to good oral health, schedule a new patient exam at Tooth Castle Pediatric Dentistry. Call or book an appointment using the online tool.