Helping Your Child Feel Comfortable at the Dentist

It’s no secret that routine dental visits can ensure a lifetime of optimal dental health. When your child first visits the dentist, they may be wary of the new surroundings and unfamiliar sounds. But if you want your child to be able to feel comfortable at the dentist for years to come, it’s important to help them acclimate to the dental environment. Here are some tips to help:

Bring Your Child to Your Own Appointments

Your child will feel better seeing you in the dental chair, too. Feel free to bring your well-behaved child to your dental appointment, so they can witness first-hand how comfortable and relaxed you are in the dentist chair.

Read About Going to the Dentist

Ask your librarian for book recommendations about login into the dentist. One of the reasons your child may feel wary is because they don’t know what to expect. When they can read and look at pictures of kids visiting the dentist, it will make them feel more confident.

Avail of Our Comforting Touches

One of the things we pride ourselves on is our many comforting touches. We want your child to feel comfortable, too. Let us know and we can provide light sedation dentistry, warm towels, music and headphones, and pillows to make your child feel great during their visit!

Have Visits Often

When your child doesn’t come in for a dentist visit except for once a year, it’s nearly impossible for them to be comfortable. The best way to ensure your child feels familiar with visiting the dentist is to bring them in often for routine exams. It’s recommended that you bring your child in once every three months, or anytime there is a dental issue that needs to be taken care of.

Have a Treat After Each Visit

Give your child something to look forward to after every dentist visit. Consider stopping off to get their favorite takeout meal, or giving them extra time to watch their favorite TV show. When they associate a dentist visit with a treat, it will help them feel more comfortable during each visit.

We’re always happy to take care of your child’s dental needs, and we want your child to feel good about being here, too!

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