It is important to start children early in the right direction to good dental hygiene.  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says a good starting time for that first dental exam is when your child has a total of eight teeth, usually around age one.  You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive.  Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions.  The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.

The best gift you can give your child is a happy and healthy smile. That is why regular dental visits are so important. During your child’s first visit Dr. Cortes will be able to examine your child’s mouth, take dental radiographs if needed, and do a complete exam of the growth and development of oral structures, including teeth. A thorough cleaning of the teeth, application of fluoride, as well as a diet review and counseling every 6 months, will help your child keep those pearly whites shining for years to come.

We promise your child’s first dental visit will be a pleasant experience. Our goal, along with that of our staff, is to help all children feel good about visiting the dentist and to teach them how to care for their teeth. From the design of our office to how we communicate with patients, our priority is doing what is best for your child.

To make your first visit easier and more beneficial to your child’s oral health, please:

  • Make a list of questions to ask Dr. Cortes
  • If you have dental insurance, remember to bring your insurance card with you
  • If it is convenient, please print and fill out the following forms:

Patient Health History