Pediatric Dentist Rochester
What to Expect On Child’s First Visit?
We recommend that children begin seeing Dr. Funke once the first teeth enter the mouth. For children two years and younger, Dr. Funke will provide a knee to knee examination on a lap board with you and your child. He will examine the mouth and teeth. During the exam, he will also screen for lip and tongue tie. He will review proper oral hygiene and diet, normal dental growth and development, and any other dental questions you may have. Parents are encouraged to schedule their young child’s first appointment at the same time as their routine dental cleaning.
Children over two years of age are scheduled separately with our hygienists. 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 “Mr. Squirter” and “Mr. Slurpy”, as well as the masks and gloves that we wear (our dental costumes!). Dr. Funke 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.