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Benefits of a 1 Year Well Check

We know you must be wondering why it’s important for your baby to visit the dentist if their teeth will eventually fall out naturally. To keep your infant’s smile safe, healthy, and strong for years to come, it’s important for a board-certified pediatric dentist to examine their current oral health. Baby teeth provide the “path” that the adult teeth will follow when they begin to erupt. If your child’s baby teeth are decayed, or they lose a baby tooth earlier than they’re supposed to, this could lead to further oral development issues as your child grows. Schedule your child's first appointment at South OC Pediatric & Orthodontics today.

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What To Bring To The Appointment

It’s our goal to keep visits seamless, soothing, and stress-free from start to finish. To keep your child’s time with us as streamlined as possible, be sure to bring your insurance information to their next appointment. We are proud to be in-network with a variety of insurance plans, including Delta Premier.
To minimize wait time in our office, our team also encourages you to fill out your child’s patient information forms prior to the appointment. We also invite your child to bring their favorite toy or blanket to their next visit! Whether your child has a go-to stuffed animal or a snuggly blankie they love, let your child know they are more than welcome to take it to our practice. Having a comfort item close by can help boost your child’s bravery and encourage security throughout their visit.

How To Prepare Your Child For Their Visit

While you brush and floss their smile, feel free to play their favorite tunes and sing a song together! This can enhance a positive connection with their oral health and preventive care at our office.

Use positive language about the dentist and empower your child to be an active participant in their oral care. This encouragement will help your little one feel more confident when it comes to visiting their dental friends!

Kid-friendly picture books and educational videos about dentistry can introduce your child to the fun world of dental care. This can help your little one understand what to expect at their appointment and make them less anxious or afraid when it’s time for their check-up.

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