Child’s First Visit
We recommend that children begin seeing Dr. Carlson between the ages of 3 or 4 years old. During your child’s first visit, our hygienist will give them a “ride” in the dental chair and introduce the child to the different instruments we use like our “squirter” and “water vacuum”, as well as the masks and gloves that we wear. If your child is comfortable, our hygienist will clean and polish their teeth. Dr. Carlson will come into the room and do an examination looking for cavities and possible future problems with the bite. The most important outcome of this visit is for your child to have fun and become comfortable with us and the instruments that we use, so that we may provide them with a life-long desire for healthy teeth and gums.