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First Visit

Pediatric Dentistry of San Clemente is specially designed to create a "child-friendly" environment to make every child's dental experience a pleasant one.

Our San Clemente office includes creatively decorated beach-themed rooms, TV's in both the waiting room and treatment rooms that play fun, child-appropriate movies, video games in the waiting room, special child-sized dental chairs and tooth-brushing stations. We also use the most modern dental equipment, low radiation digital x-rays, and sterilization facilities, to ensure comfort and safety for your child.

Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that a child's first dental visit be scheduled by his/her 1st birthday. It is very important to make the first visit as positive and enjoyable for the child as possible. Parents should not make a big deal out of the visit and refrain from using any words that could cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle" or "drill." We are experienced in dealing with children with anxiety and can explain treatment procedures in a positive and pleasant manner to avoid any anxious or negative feelings toward dentistry.

At this visit, we will record the child's dental and medical history, complete a comprehensive examination and discuss any findings with you. We will also review the importance of maintaining a good dental health program.

At Pediatric Dentistry of San Clemente, we believe in giving children the opportunity to have a comfortable, pleasant experience at a young age to encourage future dental care. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about your child and we can help you get your child on the right dental track today, ensuring your child a beautiful, lasting smile.