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What happens during a child's first visit to the dentist?

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The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. This visit gives your child an opportunity to meet the dentist in a non-threatening and friendly way. Some dentists may ask the parent to sit in the dental chair and hold their child during the exam. The parent may also be asked to wait in the reception area during part of the visit so that a relationship can be built between your child and your dentist.

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on May 14, 2018

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on May 14, 2018

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