Children’s Dentist Charlotte

An Opportunity for Young Smiles to Thrive

Young boy smiling after visiting childrens dentist in Charlotte

A child’s first trip to the dentist can have a lasting impact on their dental health for years to come! Because some cavities are unavoidable even in the presence of excellent oral hygiene and a good diet, your child should see your Charlotte children's dentist within one year of the eruption of the first tooth. At Holt Family Dentistry, we prefer to see kids aged 4 and above. On this first visit, Dr. Gordon-Holt will check your child’s teeth and give you prevention strategies to help ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Why Choose Holt Family Dentistry for Children’s Dentistry?

  • Two Dental Experts with Decades of Experience
  • Patient-Friendly & Comfort-Focused Approach
  • Personalized Attention to Help Children Feel at Ease

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Smiling baby laying on their stomach

The first visit will start with a review of your child’s medical and dental history. You are welcome to accompany your child into the treatment area for our initial exam. After a comprehensive examination, any dental findings and treatment will be directly discussed with you. Dental X-rays are then taken, if necessary, followed by oral hygiene instruction and a professional teeth cleaning. If young patients are reluctant for either the cleaning or X-rays, we may postpone that portion of the appointment. We want to make your child’s first appointment a positive experience to set the tone for future appointments.

Here are some tips for helping this first visit be successful:

  • Practice opening wide and looking at or counting teeth
  • Don’t use “bad” words such as hurt, pain, drill, and shot, as your child may dwell on these images
  • Don’t tell your child about unpleasant dental experiences you may have had as a youngster (you will be surprised how different dentistry is now)

How Can I Help My Child Prevent Cavities?

Young child receiving a dental exam
  • Brush twice a day and floss once a day
  • Help or supervise your child’s brushing and flossing until he/she can do it well (usually age 7 for brushing and 9 for flossing)
  • Eat balanced meals
  • Avoid constant snacking throughout the day
  • Avoid sipping on sweet drinks (juice, soda, Gatorade) for long periods of time
  • Using an electric toothbrush is encouraged