Helpful Tips For A Child’s Visit to the Dentist
February is Children’s Dental Health Month, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to share some helpful tips if your child is due for a cleaning. We understand that there are many adults who feel nervous when coming to the dentist. It’s no small wonder that many children also feel apprehensive about visiting our office. Strange noises, machines, and strange adults is enough to make even the bravest toddler or child a little worried. We want to start children out on the right foot and help them understand that our office is a caring and helpful place.
When Should a Child Visit the Dentist?
Dental checkups are essential for any healthy, beautiful smile. If you have a child or loved one ready to celebrate their first birthday, they are ready for another milestone: their first dental visit. While you might be thinking they are too young, we believe they are the perfect age to make sure they have a great developing smile and their oral health is on track. If your child is a little older and has not yet visited the dentist, there is no time like the present to make their first appointment.
Helpful Dental Tips for Children
These helpful tips can ensure that your little loved one has a great dental visit:
Get Excited About the Dentist
- Many times, as adults, we have a tendency to push or make our fears known to children. Studies have shown that parents can pass their dental anxiety onto their children. It is important that the dentist’s office is viewed as a positive place. Keep all conversations about the dentist upbeat and avoid talking about any bad experiences.
Introduce the Dentist
- With a visit to our website you can show your child pictures of Dr. Bundy and Dr. Rosenbrook. It always helps a child to have a friendly face to go along with a name. Before your visit, reading a story or watching a tv show about a dentist visit is always helpful to show that the dentist and the office is a safe place.
Schedule the Appointment Wisely
- Be sure to schedule the appointment for a time when your child is in the best frame of mind. Scheduling during naptime or immediately after school may not be a great idea for a dental visit. An ideal time would be after a nap or on a day off from school. This will help ensure that your child is in the best mood for their visit.
We hope these tips help you with your child or loved one’s dentist appointment. If you are located in the Burton, MI area, please call our office to schedule an appointment today. We can’t wait to see you and your special one.