How To Help Kids Feel Good About Visiting The Dentist
We have a number of adult patients who are nervous about visiting the dentist, so it is no small wonder that children can feel overwhelmed and anxious when it is time to visit our office. We take pride in creating a welcoming environment full of fun and laughter. We want to help our patients of every age establish good oral habits that will last a lifetime. We especially love to help our young patients maintain healthy smiles into adulthood. If you have a child or young loved one who is due for their first dental visit, we would love to welcome them to our dental family. We have created some tips to help ease their nerves, with ways to prepare them before their first visit. Read on to learn more.
Preparing a Child for Their First Dental Visit
Many parents are surprised to learn that children should first visit the dentist by the age of one or within the first six months of their first tooth coming in. However, if you have waited or your child is much older and has not yet visited the dentist, we don’t want you to fear that it is too late.
We know that it can be overwhelming for a child to visit our office for the first time. The sounds, all the tools, and the thought of someone they don’t really know being so close can be a bit much, even for many of our adult patients. We have created some easy tips to help prepare your young loved one for their first visit:
Visit Our Website
Children today are so skilled and familiar with technology. A simple visit to our website can be a great resource to help prepare them for a visit. They can see images of the office and our entire team.
Play Pretend Dentist
Using stuffed animals or dolls is a great way to play pretend dentist. You can review what will happen during the visit and even practice brushing teeth.
Read Stories and Watch Videos
There are many popular characters that are seen visiting the dentist in various children’s books and videos. This is a great way for children to become familiar with the dentist in a fun and comfortable way.
If your child is due for a visit, be sure to contact our office located in West Chester, OH to schedule an appointment. We look forward to welcoming them to our dental family!