Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Get Your Child Started on the Right Foot

First Dental Visit in Decatur, AL : Charles F. Betts, Jr., D.M.D.
Read Transcript

Dr. Betts understands the importance of starting kids off on the right foot regarding their dental health. During their earliest years, your child will learn all the skills and habits needed to set them up for dental success later in life. Dr. Betts wants to partner with you and your child on their journey to good dental health. Here are some ways our Decatur, AL family practice can help your little ones on that journey with our first dental visit service.

Visit Our Office

One thing you should do before your child’s first dental visit in Decatur, AL with Dr. Betts  is to let them visit the office with you. This can be during an office tour in our office in Decatur, AL or during one of your own appointments. This gives Dr. Betts and our staff a chance to meet and interact with your child. This will provide a level of familiarity that will help ease any anxiety on the day of their first dental visit / appointment.

When to Schedule Your Child’s Appointment

Dr. Betts suggests scheduling your child’s first dental visit or appointment between 2 and 4 years old. This way, they are young enough for Dr. Betts to properly guide their dental development, and also old enough to be able to sit in the dentist chair for 15 – 30 minutes during their treatment. They will also be old enough to participate in their treatment with our hygienists and Dr. Betts. We have found it is helpful for children to come early in the morning when they are at their best for dental appointments.

Hands-On Learning Lab™

Read Transcript

Our Hands-On Learning Lab in Decatur, AL is one of the best ways we help our youngest patients establish good dental habits. These labs give us the opportunity to teach your children about dental health and the habits needed to keep their teeth, gums, and overall mouth healthy. Your child will get to wear a white coat just like Dr. Betts, will be paired with one of our hygienists, and will do many fun activities with brushing, flossing, and other dental health subjects. These hands-on labs are great at keeping kids engaged and interested throughout each activity.

Dr. Betts looks forward to meeting you and your child for their first dental visit. You can call our Decatur, AL office today at 256-274-8680 to schedule your child’s first dental visit in Decatur, AL . If you have other questions or would like to schedule an appointment or first dental visit at your convenience, please use our online form. We will get back to you as soon as we can.