Preparing Your Child for Their First Dental Appointment | Cool Kid Dental
Pediatric Dentistry & Braces for Children & Teens

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When it comes time to take your child to their first dental appointment at Cool Kid Dental, the preparation will be as important for you as it is for them—and perhaps even more so. As a parent, it’s natural for you to be protective of your child and you’ll want to make sure they have the best experience possible. But making sure that you temper your emotions and aren’t passing your dental anxieties on to your child is important.

Depending on the age of your little one, you can explain the basics of what the appointment will entail and answer any questions they may have. At the same time, don’t get too far into specifics, as that can raise your child’s anxiety level and send their imagination running wild. The goal is to ultimately make your child as comfortable as possible prior to the appointment so that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

When you’re bringing your child for their first dental appointment at Cool Kid Dental, you can enjoy the utmost peace of mind—and so can they. That’s because Dr. Frank C. Pettinato II, DMD, MS is an experienced pediatric dentist and both he and our team have developed an experience that will allow your child to be as happy and comfortable as possible.

The moment you and your child walk through our doors, you’ll be greeted by our friendly team at the front desk. That friendliness and care continues when your child meets with our dental hygienists and Dr. Pettinato. Plus, our office is set up in a way that lends itself to relaxation and entertainment. Our amenities include warm blankets, TVs and video games in treatment rooms, and your child’s choice of flavored toothpaste and fluoride. Not to mention, every child who visits our office gets a special prize from our gumball machine toy tower. For us, it’s all about giving your child a positive and memorable experience, one that teaches them that dental appointments aren’t scary and taking care of their teeth can be enjoyable.

Reach Out Today

If you have any questions you need answered about your child’s first appointment at Cool Kid Dental or you’re ready to schedule their initial consultation, get in touch with us today.

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This is absolutely the very best dentist to take your child to. They were wonderful and treated my granddaughter fabulously. She loves going to Dr Pettinato  and I recommend them to everyone. Very very pleased and happy to go there. — Woodstock7357.
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