Port Dover Family Dentistry - Port Dover

Child’s First Appointment in Port Dover

When children visit a dental office for the first time, it lays the foundation for oral health that will last a lifetime.
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A lifetime of smiles starts with a good foundation

Give your kids a great start building good oral hygiene habits and monitor their progress as they grow into their beautiful smiles. We understand how challenging and rewarding family care can be and kids need extra special consideration. Having a healthy smile is such an important part of childhood, let’s get them started on the right path with guidance that’s personalized for their needs.

Getting ready for your first appointment

Feel free to talk to your child about the upcoming trip to the dentist. The main purpose of your child’s first visit is to relax, have some fun, and start building a positive relationship with the dentist. Sometimes, not knowing what to expect can make people feel a little nervous. Here’s what your child can expect during their first appointment:

Talk and Listen

We will talk to you and your child, explain what we’re going to do and why and familiarize your child with some of the tools we use. We speak in kid-friendly language and explain any lingo so they can feel as comfortable and assured as possible. See! We’re not so scary after all.

Gently Examine

We will gently examine your child’s gums, tongue, teeth and overall health. Our exam will uncover any areas of concern or tricky spots that may need some extra attention at home. We will provide you with personalized guidance and make a note to pay special attention to those spots during the next appointment.

Educate

We might ask your child to show us how they brush their teeth and then give them gentle instructions on how to improve brushing their teeth at home. We would love to answer any questions you or your child have about dental health.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Port Dover Family Dentistry - Port Dover

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Dr. Bukhari is the winner of the 3 Best Dentists in Norfolk.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your child will start to cut their first teeth at around 6 months. It is recommended that children visit the dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months of getting their first tooth. If you suspect something might be wrong or your child might be experiencing discomfort or pain, please book an appointment as soon as possible. It’s never too late for a child to have their first dental appointment.
Baby teeth are no less important than adult teeth. Parents should understand that baby teeth do so much more than hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth. Children’s teeth can permanently affect how their face appears, how they smile and how often they smile. Children who are free to develop confidence and smile big in their early years tend to hang on to those habits. Dental pain, even mild pain that children learn to normalize, will have a lasting negative impact on children’s eating habits including how they chew, what kind of food they prefer and how much food they eat.
The length of the appointment will depend on the needs of the child and how cooperative they’re feeling during the exam. That being said, an appointment typically lasts about one hour.
After your first appointment, your child should come to the dentist as frequently as you do. We recommend a checkup and cleaning every 6 months unless otherwise specified. If your child has a tooth or jaw ache if you notice them rubbing or nursing their jaw a lot or if you notice them avoiding hard or cold foods please book an appointment sooner.
Your mouth isn’t just your teeth. It’s a whole system including teeth, tongue, gums, cheeks, glands, ligaments, joints, bone and more. When one aspect of your oral health sugars, your whole mouth suffers. Swollen itchy, sore or bleeding gums can be an early indicator of a much more serious problem.

What Our Patients are Saying

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    Gayathri S
    3 weeks ago
    Dr. Bukhari and his entire team was very friendly and professional. I had a great experience at this clinic. I felt very grateful for their compassionate treatment during my visit. I would highly recommend this clinic this clinic. Thank you!!
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    This was my first visit and I had such a great experience! The staff were friendly and welcoming, making sure to communicate the cost of the services upfront to ensure I was comfortable moving ahead, which I truly appreciated! I felt very looked after and they took care that I was never in any discomfort throughout my time there. Would definitely recommend Port Dover Family Dentistry!!
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    Jackie Walton
    2 months ago
    Friendly staff, felt very welcome from the moment I walked in . Office was very clean and professional looking, this was my third Visit really pleased with the work that has been done. Will definitely be back in the fall for my next cleaning, thank you also very much for making me feel so welcome. Take care talk soon Jackie Walton
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    Chantelle Seguin
    2 months ago
    I cannot express enough how grateful I am to Dr. Bukhari, Meghan, Shannon and the entire team at PD dentistry. Each and every one of the team goes above and beyond in every interaction. They are so friendly, make you feel calm, confident and taken care of. I recently had a huge procedure done (4 front crowns!) and they took the time to explain the procedure in great detail and even set me up to meet with Pow Laboratories to do custom shading (they did a great job). Dr Bukhari did AMAZING work and I have had nothing but compliments on my new smile 😄! … I wish I did this years ago! Sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! I feel much more confident and I am so appreciative of this great experience!
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    A HK
    4 months ago
    I have never been happier ! I am still smiling after my appt yesterday! The dentist fixed my chipped tooth I’ve had since grade 5! They have done more for me then my previous dentist that I went to since I was a kid has ever done . Absolutely fantastic. Everyone is so nice and caring at this office I HIGHLY recommend going here .
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    Gayathri S
    3 weeks ago
    Dr. Bukhari and his entire team was very friendly and professional. I had a great experience at this clinic. I felt very grateful for their compassionate treatment during my visit. I would highly recommend this clinic this clinic. Thank you!!
    More
    This was my first visit and I had such a great experience! The staff were friendly and welcoming, making sure to communicate the cost of the services upfront to ensure I was comfortable moving ahead, which I truly appreciated! I felt very looked after and they took care that I was never in any discomfort throughout my time there. Would definitely recommend Port Dover Family Dentistry!!
    More
    Jackie Walton
    2 months ago
    Friendly staff, felt very welcome from the moment I walked in . Office was very clean and professional looking, this was my third Visit really pleased with the work that has been done. Will definitely be back in the fall for my next cleaning, thank you also very much for making me feel so welcome. Take care talk soon Jackie Walton
    More
    Chantelle Seguin
    2 months ago
    I cannot express enough how grateful I am to Dr. Bukhari, Meghan, Shannon and the entire team at PD dentistry. Each and every one of the team goes above and beyond in every interaction. They are so friendly, make you feel calm, confident and taken care of. I recently had a huge procedure done (4 front crowns!) and they took the time to explain the procedure in great detail and even set me up to meet with Pow Laboratories to do custom shading (they did a great job). Dr Bukhari did AMAZING work and I have had nothing but compliments on my new smile 😄! … I wish I did this years ago! Sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! I feel much more confident and I am so appreciative of this great experience!
    More
    A HK
    4 months ago
    I have never been happier ! I am still smiling after my appt yesterday! The dentist fixed my chipped tooth I’ve had since grade 5! They have done more for me then my previous dentist that I went to since I was a kid has ever done . Absolutely fantastic. Everyone is so nice and caring at this office I HIGHLY recommend going here .
    More
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