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Child's First Dental Visit

The oral care team at Gentle Touch Smiles for Kids is excited to introduce your child to the incredible benefits of exceptional dental health! By scheduling dental visits for your child early in life, they will become more familiar with the process and develop a level of comfort and trust that will carry over for future visits. Starting early is the best way to get your child on the right track for healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.

Parents are advised to schedule their child’s first dental visit by the time they turn one year old. By this age, your child should have already formed their initial baby teeth, and additional baby teeth will continue to quickly develop. Although it sounds scary, children can experience tooth decay as soon as their first tooth emerges; therefore, it is very important to get your child on a solid oral care plan as early as possible.

The first dental visit is a very important time for both the parent and the child. It is our first chance to examine your child’s gums and oral structures and make sure that everything is developing as it should. We use this key opportunity to address any concerns that parents have about their child’s oral health practices and to provide parents with important information regarding teething, cavity prevention, thumb sucking and more.

In addition to providing outstanding treatment, we want to show children that the dentist’s office is a place that they want to visit. Our goal is to make it a "fun-filled, not fear-filled" experience. We have a warehouse-sized Smile Zone Arcade & play area with games and toys that will have your child asking to visit the dentist! In addition, our unique "Distraction Techniques" set us apart. We are even known to sing to our patients.

Help your child obtain a solid foundation of great oral health that will last for their entire life by scheduling their first dental visit at Gentle Touch Smiles for Kids. Please call us at (302) 213-3300 to schedule an appointment.

Our Happy Patients

"Just went for my sons first ever visit to the dentist and my friend had recommended this location to us. Went there and it was absolutely wonderful. Everyone was super friendly and my son had a great time. The play area, known as the "Smile Zone" is wonderful for relaxing kids before they have to see the dentist. Then the staff there is super nice and friendly which makes it even better for the kids. Definitely going to continue to take my son there!"

Jenna H Jenna H.

"Where do I begin as my children are new patients this Practice by far is the best Pediatric Dental Office I have ever seen or experienced! From the pleasant staff to the top notch service! Kid friendly is an understatement from the comfortable lounge area to the free arcade. The technicians we amazing my children are asking when do we go back! Extremely happy with my decision to take my children here thank you! We are here to stay!!!"

Queen P Queen P.

"I love the facility, the people, and the caliber of care of Gentle Smiles. My daughter went from scared of the dentist to excited to go, and that is after this team had to spend extra time cleaning her teeth from the years of build-up that our previous dentist left. I love that they allow you to stay with your child during dental work, should you desire to. I now carry Gentle Smiles business cards with me to give to people I know."

Mary M Mary M.
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