Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and high-quality dental care. We understand that your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to children’s needs, and it is our goal to make your son or daughter feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.

YOUR FIRST VISIT IS ALL ABOUT YOUR CHILD: HIS OR HER COMFORT, HAPPINESS, AND HEALTH

During your little one’s first visit, we want to get to know all about them.  We will review your child's medical and dental history, ask you questions about their daily habits, and take images of their mouth and teeth, if needed. If your child is here for a dental cleaning, one of our hygienists will clean and polish his or her teeth, and inspect for cavities or early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis. Then one of our pediatric dentists will meet with you and your child to discuss any x-rays, and help create an individual treatment plan, while answering any questions you may have.

BRING YOUR CHILD’S SMILE, BUT ALSO REMEMBER TO BRING THESE TO THE FIRST APPOINTMENT:

  • Your child's dental insurance card
  • Any legal documents pertaining to custody or insurance if relevant

REGULAR CHECKUPS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF MAINTAINING A HEALTHY SMILE!

First dental visits are mostly educational. The AAPD recommends that every child visit the dentist by the child's first birthday. The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend a child visit the dentist by age one as well. This “well baby check” for the teeth can establish a dental home and helps ensure that parents learn the tools they'll need to help their children remain cavity-free

The American Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Maintaining a regular schedule with the dentist means your child is more likely to have a healthy smile.  Prevention means your child will be able to eat comfortably, get the sleep they need, avoid missing school, and avoid costly dental treatment.

We understand your family has a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing for a dental visit, please remember an appointment can last between 20 and 40 minutes.

For more information on our services, scheduling your first appointment, insurance options or financial information, get in touch with Canandaigua Pediatric Dental by phone at 585-394-4058, or via email by filling out the short contact form on our website.