Friendly and Gentle Pediatric Dentistry in Saskatoon

Call Willowgreen Dental at (306) 955-2400 today to schedule your child’s appointment. 

A child’s first visit to the dentist should happen around the age of one or within six months after their first tooth appears. This is important not only for monitoring dental development but also for establishing a positive relationship with oral health care providers.

At Willowgreen Dental, we understand that going to the dentist can be an intimidating experience for children. That’s why our team is dedicated to providing a friendly and gentle environment for young patients. We strive to make each visit a positive and stress-free experience, so children can feel comfortable and at ease during their appointments.

child visit

What Will Your Child’s First Dental Visit Look Like?

A child’s first dental visit is an important milestone, and it typically includes several key components designed to assess the child’s oral health and introduce them to the dental environment in a friendly and non-threatening way.

Depending on your child’s age, the visit may include:

Full Examination

A comprehensive exam of the teeth, jaws, bite, gums and oral tissues to check growth and development.

Checking for Issues

Our dentist will look for any mouth injuries, cavities or other potential issues.


If necessary, we will clean your child's teeth.

Friendly Introduction

Our dentist will greet your child and help them feel comfortable. This might include explaining what various tools do in simple, non-scary terms.

Counting Teeth

As part of the exam, our dentist will count your child's teeth and examine their gums and jaws.

Guidance for Parents

We will guide how to care for your child's teeth at home, including proper brushing and flossing techniques.

How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Dental Visit

Preparing your child for their first dental visit plays a crucial role in ensuring a positive experience.
Here are some strategies you can try:

Play Dentist

Have your child sit in a chair while you count and brush their teeth. This role-play can help make the actual visit seem less intimidating.

Positive Dialogue

Start a positive dialogue about dentistry before your child's first appointment. Share what you love about the dentist and discuss the importance of good oral health.

Explain the Process Simply

When explaining what happens during a dental visit, keep it simple. Tell your child that the dentist will count their teeth and check how healthy they are. Avoid providing too many details that might overwhelm them.

Prepare for Health History Discussion

Make sure to have a complete health history of your child ready for the dentist. If your child is taking any medications, prepare a list of these along with their dosages.

Practice Opening the Mouth

To get your child ready for the actual examination, have them practice opening their mouth. This can help them feel more comfortable when the dentist asks them to do so during the visit.

Plan a Reward

Consider planning a small reward for after the appointment. This can give your child something to look forward to and can serve as a positive reinforcement.

Schedule Your Child's First Dental Visit at Willowgreen Dental

Are you looking for a friendly and gentle pediatric dentist in Saskatoon? Willowgreen Dental can help.

Our experienced dental team is committed to providing a positive and stress-free experience for your child’s first visit. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and give your child the gift of good oral health!

female patient standing at the desk at dental office

Get In Touch With us


Willowgreen Dental 104-1848 McOrmond Drive
Saskatoon SK S7S 0A5

Phone Number

(306) 955-2400


Hours of Operation

Monday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am – 3:00pm