First Visits

Getting started

What to Expect

During your first visit with their Winter Garden Pediatric Dentist, our team will review your child’s medical and dental history and take a set of x-rays to get a clearer picture of their dental health. We’ll also polish your child’s teeth with a thorough cleaning. Next, Dr. Azer will come in for the exam—or as we call it for our littlest patients: time to count those teeth! With a patient, friendly demeanor, Dr. Azer will examine your child’s teeth, tailoring the conversation and treatment plan to your child’s age. He’ll also take the time to discuss different options with you and answer any questions you may have.

First appointment checklist

What to Bring

At your first appointment, you’ll be greeted by our friendly office staff who will be ready to help get you settled and signed in. All you’ll need to bring with you are a few items:

  • A photo ID
  • A copy of your insurance card

If you haven't had a chance prior to the visit, we’ll have a few pieces of paperwork for you to fill out. After you do so, feel free to grab a hot beverage or take a seat at our tech bar and get a few things done while you wait—kiddos can enjoy arcade games in our play area nearby. If you prefer to join your kiddo throughout their appointment, we welcome you to join us as we want to create the best experience for you and your child.

Operating Room at Pediatric Dentistry of Horizon West

Preparing your child for their first visit

Creating healthy smiles for life

For a little one, their first dental visit may be filled with questions. As a parent, there are simple ways you can prepare your child for that first appointment to help quell their fears and teach them the importance of proper dental hygiene. Here are some ways you can start:

Play Pretend

Help your child visualize what going to the dentist is like. Talk through the different steps: opening their mouth, having the dentist look at their teeth, taking pictures of their teeth, or cleaning them.

Read, watch, or sing.

Are there books, shows, or songs that include a positive dental experience? Highlight these for your child so they can envision what a typical appointment is like.

Break out the stuffed animals.

Bring along a stuffed friend to your child’s first appointment. The dentist can “show” your child the different steps of the appointment by demonstrating on their stuffed animal first.

Demonstrate proper dental care.

Leading by example is one of the best ways you can help your child learn about proper oral hygiene. Show your child that you brush and floss daily, and even invite them on an appointment of your own to see how it’s done.

The best start for your child’s smile

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