A child’s first trip to the dentist can be stressful for both parents and kids alike. Fortunately, we have outlined a few tips to help your child understand that going to the dentist isn’t a bad or terrifying thing.
There are few things more important to a child than knowing their parents are there for them. Join your child in our dental office on their first visit, and answer any questions they have during the appointment. Through this, they will know you are supporting them and that will help them stay calm throughout.
Make it a Learning Experience
Help remove some of the mystery of visiting the dentist for your child by helping them learn about dentistry before coming in. Use educational videos on and try answering questions to the best of your ability to help your child understand the importance of proper oral hygiene.
Help Them Feel at Home
If your child loves to dress as Batman or has a special teddy bear, let them bring these items to the office. Sometimes just feeling like a superhero or being comforted by a special toy will be enough to keep your child calm during their appointment.
Choose a Welcoming Dentist
It is important that you take your children to an environment that they will feel welcome and comfortable in. Choosing a child-friendly environment that will help keep your child at ease.