First, bring your child in to see us at the right time. It’s recommended to bring your child in for treatment at a time they won’t be grumpy. It’s best to avoid bringing them into our office during their naptime or at a time when they need to eat. For older children, it’s best to not bring them in right after school or extracurricular activities. Usually, kids don’t have the energy to deal with an appointment after these things.
Second, be an example for your child. It’s best to schedule your appointment, if you have one, before your child’s appointment. That way they can watch you while you’re in the dental chair and know that if you can do it, they can do it.
Third, try not to express any anxious nerves or feelings. Your child can most likely tell when you’re anxious or nervous, so it’s best to leave your anxiety at home. If you are relaxed and comfortable in the dental chair, your child will most likely feel that way when it’s time for their treatment. Also, if your child fails to cooperate, please keep your cool as best as possible. Yelling won’t help the situation and it could even make your child feel negatively about the dental office.
If you use our tips and do all you can to keep the dental appointments stress free and positive, your child will be on their way toward the best dental visits possible. For more details and information, please remember that you can always call our office and talk to a member of our dental team. We will be happy to give you the tips and information you seek so you can help your child!