Dec 16 2019

What to expect from a typical dental appointment for a 3-year-old

December 16th, 2019 | Posted By: Jill Decker | Posted in News


Meet Landon! He is a 3-year-old patient at Young Dentistry for Children’s Westminster office. Follow Landon through his appointment so you know what to expect for this age group (2-4 years old).

An introduction to the dental assistant and the instruments

The instruments are shown and described in an age-appropriate, non- threatening way.


Landon is shown how to brush his teeth

The dental assistant reviews tooth brushing.


A little break is taken and Landon is rewarded with praise

Landon receives praise and positive reinforcement while he takes a little break.


Landon’s dad keeps him comfortable through the exam

A knee to knee exam with the parent allows the dentist to examine the teeth in a comfortable position for Landon.


Fluoride is applied to Landon’s teeth

Topical fluoride is placed with a paintbrush.


A regular dental appointment will ensure Landon is comfortable in the dentist office

Landon’s confidence builds as he comes to the dentist every six months.


Dr. Decker and Landon after the successful appointment