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Tips to Help Your Kid Love the Dentist


Posted on 4/25/2022 by Office
Tips to Help Your Kid Love the DentistAlthough experts say that kids should have their very first dental visit before age one, or when they erupt their first tooth, the experience of seeing a dentist isn't always welcomed by the child. Early dental visits for a child go a long way in creating the right path for proper oral hygiene and a better, healthy oral environment. Early introduction to a dentist sets the child up for a long-term journey of good oral health. Fortunately, there are ways you can prepare your kid and foster positive feelings towards a dentist.

Start Early


Don't wait for long, the earlier you help the kind to connect with a dentist, the better. Introducing your kid to dental care early enough helps them become more open to dental visits and oral hygiene. Find ways that make the child feel comfortable from the beginning.

Let it Be Fun


Make it easier for the kid by preparing her or him in an enjoyable, kid-friendly way. Consider things like reading books about visiting a dentist as it helps the child to become familiar with a dentist. It also gives you an opportunity to talk about things that happen during dental visits and why oral care is very crucial. You may also want to role-play with the kid. For instance, you can assume the role of the dentist while the child plays the role of a patient and then take turns. Make sure you avoid any sort of scary noises or tools. Do simple things like counting the teeth of the kid and let the child do the same by counting your teeth.

Identify a Kid-Friendly Atmosphere


See a dentist who caters to the needs of your kids. Find out how the dental office's vibe is like and how they take care of kids. You can do this during your next visit to the dentist before you have the first dental visit for the kid. Fun toys and games are a good starting point along with a friendly, approachable, and charming team that allows kids to feel at ease. Schedule your kid's first dental visit with our dental team today as you prepare the kid for the visit.


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