Your child’s first visit

We hope your child is ready to say-ahh! We have a goal of giving every child the best dental care and experience as possible. Below you’ll find a list of what to expect during your child’s first visit:

Mom with toddler at dentist

Thorough examination and evaluation

Your child’s first visit will consist of a consultation with one of our doctors. During this consultation, your child will receive a thorough clinical examination and evaluation of their teeth, supporting structures, and bite. Appropriate radiographs (x-rays) will be taken if necessary.

dad with his toddler sitting on his lap at the dentist

Informed decisions through accurate diagnosis

These procedures are designed to accurately diagnose problems and determine if any intervention is needed, as well as to determine if tooth development is proceeding normally. After studying any radiographs and the examination record, you will be informed of the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan that might be applicable.

dad with his toddler sitting on his lap at the dentist

Education and
preventative care

In addition to these “hands-on” dental services, we’ll include preventative and restorative dental care information and counselling. If your child is healthy, with no known concerns, we will give you the information you need to raise a cavity-free child including an overview of diet, nutrition, and home care for a healthy mouth.

if you have specific questions or issues your first visit consultation is a great time to bring it up with the dentist!

First Visit FAQ

How should I prepare my child for their first visit?
Children are often way cooler about going to see the dentist than their parents are. Try not to project any anxiety you might have onto your little one. Just relax and be honest – tell your child they are going to the dentist, which is a good thing. You can even say things like: “the doctor will count your teeth”, and “you’ll go for a ride in the chair”.

How do kids join Sayahh?
If you’re thinking of coming to see us, please fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch with you to schedule a first visit.

patient forms

Your time is valuable to us. To ensure as much of your appointment is spent with the clinician, and not wasted on filling out paperwork, we strongly request you fill out the forms below ahead of your first visit.

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