EastView Dental - Barrie

Child’s First Appointment in Barrie

Start your child's journey to a healthy and bright smile with our thorough first appointment service. Our warm and gentle approach ensures their first dental visit is both positive and enjoyable.
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Your Child's First Dental Appointment: Why It’s So Important

Your child’s first dental appointment is a crucial step in ensuring their long-term oral health and establishing a positive attitude towards dental care. At our practice, we aim to make this milestone both educational and enjoyable for you and your child. Here’s why this visit is so important and what you can expect:

  • Early Detection and Prevention: We can identify potential issues early, such as tooth decay or gum problems, allowing for prompt treatment and preventing more serious problems later on.
  • Establishing a Dental Home: Early visits help create a comfortable and familiar “dental home” for your child, encouraging regular check-ups and fostering a sense of trust and security.
  • Educating Parents and Children: We educate both parents and children on proper brushing and flossing techniques, the impact of diet on dental health, and recognizing signs of potential problems.
  • Building Positive Associations: A positive first experience can shape your child’s attitude towards dental care. Our gentle approach ensures they feel safe and comfortable, reducing anxiety and fear.
  • Preventing Future Dental Anxiety: Positive early experiences reduce the likelihood of dental anxiety, helping children view dental visits as a normal, non-threatening part of life.
  • Reinforcing Healthy Habits: We emphasize the importance of a balanced diet, regular dental check-ups, and good oral hygiene practices, laying the foundation for lifelong healthy habits.

By focusing on these key aspects, we ensure your child’s first dental appointment is a positive experience, setting the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our practice and partnering with you in their dental health journey.

Getting Ready For Your Child’s First Appointment

Preparing your child for their first dental appointment can ease any nervousness they may feel. Feel free to discuss the upcoming trip to the dentist with your child. The main purpose of this visit is to relax, have some fun, and start building a positive relationship with the dentist. Here’s what your child can expect during their first appointment:

Talk and Listen

We will engage with both you and your child, explaining what we’ll be doing and why. We’ll introduce your child to some of the tools we use in a kid-friendly manner, ensuring they feel comfortable and reassured throughout the visit.

Gently Examine

During the appointment, we will gently examine your child’s gums, tongue, teeth, and overall oral health. This examination allows us to identify any areas of concern or tricky spots that may require extra attention at home. We’ll provide personalized guidance and make note of any areas to focus on during future appointments.

Educate

We may ask your child to demonstrate how they brush their teeth. Based on their technique, we’ll offer gentle instructions on how to improve their brushing at home. Additionally, we welcome any questions you or your child may have about dental health and are happy to provide answers and guidance.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please bring your child’s medical history, a list of any medications they are taking, and any questions or concerns you may have about their dental health. You can also bring a favorite toy or blanket to help comfort your child during the appointment.

X-rays are generally not taken during the first dental appointment unless there is a specific concern that requires further investigation. Our team will assess the need for X-rays based on your child’s dental health and individual circumstances.

After the initial visit, we recommend that children see the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. However, the frequency of visits may vary based on your child’s dental health needs.

During the first appointment, our dental team will gently examine your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth. We’ll discuss oral hygiene habits and provide guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques. The goal is to create a positive and educational experience for your child.

You can prepare your child by discussing the upcoming visit in a positive manner, reading children’s books about dental visits, and explaining what to expect during the appointment. Avoid using negative language or sharing any personal dental anxieties.

Google Verified Patient Reviews

Susan Miller
3 weeks ago
We have been going to Eastview Dental in Barrie since about the time they moved into their location on Grove Street quite a few years ago. All the staff are always friendly, kind and very helpful. We moved to Midland from Barrie 9 years ago and didn’t want to find another dentist. Best choice for us and highly recommend them if you are looking for a great place to go for excellent dental care. Susan and Chris Miller
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Tammy Ritchie
1 month ago
I have been going to Eastview for a long time and everyone is great. Dr. Kauldhar is amazing. He is gentle, always asking if I am ok, very nice and personable. A true professional. Yesterday I had a cleaning with Heather and she was amazing. She explains everything so well, why things need to be done and she is funny and nice to boot. New person on the desk today, Cindy, she was so sweet. Love them both, everyone is amazing.
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Eastview Dental is exceptional in every aspect. The receptionists are friendly and efficient, making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The dental hygienists are thorough yet gentle, providing excellent care and helpful advice. The dentists and orthodontists are highly skilled and personable, ensuring all your concerns are addressed and treatments are clearly explained. Overall, Eastview Dental creates a comforting and professional environment that I highly recommend.
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Christina P
3 months ago
Walking in, I was greeted by two lovely ladies who were so pleasant & kind. Very welcoming environment. My fiancé had a different Dentist & Hygienist at his visit & he raved about his experience & how comfortable they made him feel which definitely eased my anxiety of going to a new place & feeling judged. My Dental Hygienist Heather was so informative & down to earth. She truly knows her stuff, gets to the point, & of course did a phenomenal job on my cleaning. She made me feel comfortable! The best experience I’ve had. They went through my X-rays which was honestly great, because I got an understanding of everything she was trying to convey about my cleaning which has never been done before in my past experiences. I didn’t feel judged at all which is always nice given that going to the Dentist can be intimidating. She’s hands down amazing at what she does. Mr. C was great too, dropped some knowledge & thoroughly communicated with myself & Heather about my oral health. It didn’t feel rushed, yet at the same time they got to the job done efficiently, given the time frame and expense. Great experience over all. We’ll definitely be back.
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Bryson Family
3 months ago
From the first visit to our last this dental practice exceeds expectations.Front staff are friendly,welcoming,polite,and extremely professional. My Wife and I have had both Dr Kauldhar and Dr C work perform filling work/repair as well as a most recent root canal finished yesterday by Dr. C. with absolutely ZERO PAIN!!! These dentists are super honest and extremely gifted with their hands. Thank you so much EVERYONE at this practice.We will only visit your office for all our dental needs. Anyone with anxiety about dental work needs to book a consultation/exam and experience for themselves what we have.Cheers :-)
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Susan Miller
3 weeks ago
We have been going to Eastview Dental in Barrie since about the time they moved into their location on Grove Street quite a few years ago. All the staff are always friendly, kind and very helpful. We moved to Midland from Barrie 9 years ago and didn’t want to find another dentist. Best choice for us and highly recommend them if you are looking for a great place to go for excellent dental care. Susan and Chris Miller
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Tammy Ritchie
1 month ago
I have been going to Eastview for a long time and everyone is great. Dr. Kauldhar is amazing. He is gentle, always asking if I am ok, very nice and personable. A true professional. Yesterday I had a cleaning with Heather and she was amazing. She explains everything so well, why things need to be done and she is funny and nice to boot. New person on the desk today, Cindy, she was so sweet. Love them both, everyone is amazing.
More
Eastview Dental is exceptional in every aspect. The receptionists are friendly and efficient, making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The dental hygienists are thorough yet gentle, providing excellent care and helpful advice. The dentists and orthodontists are highly skilled and personable, ensuring all your concerns are addressed and treatments are clearly explained. Overall, Eastview Dental creates a comforting and professional environment that I highly recommend.
More
Christina P
3 months ago
Walking in, I was greeted by two lovely ladies who were so pleasant & kind. Very welcoming environment. My fiancé had a different Dentist & Hygienist at his visit & he raved about his experience & how comfortable they made him feel which definitely eased my anxiety of going to a new place & feeling judged. My Dental Hygienist Heather was so informative & down to earth. She truly knows her stuff, gets to the point, & of course did a phenomenal job on my cleaning. She made me feel comfortable! The best experience I’ve had. They went through my X-rays which was honestly great, because I got an understanding of everything she was trying to convey about my cleaning which has never been done before in my past experiences. I didn’t feel judged at all which is always nice given that going to the Dentist can be intimidating. She’s hands down amazing at what she does. Mr. C was great too, dropped some knowledge & thoroughly communicated with myself & Heather about my oral health. It didn’t feel rushed, yet at the same time they got to the job done efficiently, given the time frame and expense. Great experience over all. We’ll definitely be back.
More
Bryson Family
3 months ago
From the first visit to our last this dental practice exceeds expectations.Front staff are friendly,welcoming,polite,and extremely professional. My Wife and I have had both Dr Kauldhar and Dr C work perform filling work/repair as well as a most recent root canal finished yesterday by Dr. C. with absolutely ZERO PAIN!!! These dentists are super honest and extremely gifted with their hands. Thank you so much EVERYONE at this practice.We will only visit your office for all our dental needs. Anyone with anxiety about dental work needs to book a consultation/exam and experience for themselves what we have.Cheers :-)
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