Groveport Dental Group loves Kids! We would welcome the opportunity to become your child’s first dentist. We recommend scheduling your child’s first appointment after their third birthday or sooner if a problem arises. All of our doctors have children and would welcome the opportunity to educate you and your child on proper oral care. During your child’s first appointment, we will complete an examination of your child’s teeth, clean his/her teeth and apply a fluoride treatment to help protect against future decay. We also like to take time to educate them on how important it is to clean and care for their teeth. Lastly, X-rays will be taken to check for decay and the position and progress of their permanent teeth. If you feel your child may be nervous about visiting the dentist, we’ve found the following ideas to be very helpful: Read books with them about going to the dentist. Review with them what the dentist will be doing at the time of the first visit. Speak positively about your own dental experiences. Let them know your office is kid friendly and we look forward to meeting them. Also, let them know after their appointment we have a special gift for them to take home.