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Preparing Your Child For A Dental Visit

Posted on 12/1/2023 by Weo Admin
toddler in the park smiling before her first dentist appointmentNearly 15% of all Americans are terrified to visit the dentist. As a parent, the last thing you want is for your child to be scared to visit the dentist. If you are worried about your child's first dental visit, here are some tips to make sure that your child has a wonderful dental visit.

What Will Happen During Your Child's First Dental Visit?

Dental practices differ based on the age of your child and the dental practice. However, most of your child's dental visits will look the same, no matter how old the child is. First, your child will be seen by a hygienist, who will take x-rays and clean their teeth. You should be allowed to stay in the room with your child during the visit.

If the child is a baby, you will most likely be able to keep your infant on your lap. The dentist will sit next to you to examine your baby's teeth. The dental visit should be painless for your child, but there are things you can do to prepare them ahead of time.

Preparing for a Visit

If your kids haven't been to the dentist previously, this is the perfect time to begin to work with them on expectations. First, why not pick up some books on visiting the dentist? You should be able to check out books from your local library, but there are also books available to view on YouTube about visiting the dentist. There are also cartoons about dental visits.

Also, think about allowing your child to watch you at a dental visit. By watching you interact with the dentist, you make the visit less scary for your child. The more you can prepare your child for a dental visit, the easier the visit will be. You'll be setting your child up for years of amazing dental visits.

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At Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Healy created this informative blog to assist with educating the community about various topics of pediatric dentistry.
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