Bringing your child to the dentist for the first time can be stressful for parents and kids alike. Below we have outlined some advice to help your child understand what going to the dentist is like to prevent any anxiety before a visit.
Make it a Learning Experience
You can help remove some of the mystery of visiting the dentist for your child by helping them learn about dentistry before coming in. Educational videos on YouTube and answering questions to the best of your ability will 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 you are a superhero or are comforted by a special toy will be enough to keep your son or daughter calm during their appointment.
This one is simple but perhaps most important of all. There are few things more important to a child than knowing their parents are there for them. By joining your child in our dental office on their first visit, and answering any questions they have during the appointment they will know you are supporting them and that will help them stay calm throughout.
Read 3 Tips To Help Your Child Not Fear Going To The Dentist for more advice on making your child’s first dental appointment relaxing.
Contact Beavers Caring Family Dentistry to Book Your Child’s First Appointment
To schedule your son or daughter’s first dental appointment give Beavers Caring Family Dentistry a call at 919-467-0654 or fill out our contact form online to schedule an appointment.