Preparing For Your Child's First Dentist Visit

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Use Positive Language Regarding The Dentist

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First and foremost, use positive language when discussing dentistry with your child. Avoid words like “hurt” or “shot” that might make your child nervous. Your attitude and the way you talk about dentistry will influence your child’s feelings, even if you don’t realize it. Be reassuring and let your child know that the dentist will check their teeth to ensure they are strong and healthy. Dr. Kasey will take care of the rest during their appointment.

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Educate Your Little One By Watching Videos Or Reading Books About The Dentist

Help your child understand dentistry by reading books or watching videos about dental care. Fear of the unknown can be overwhelming for young kids, so familiarize them with dentistry beforehand to alleviate their anxiety. You can find children’s books about teeth and dentistry at the library or online retailers like Amazon. Additionally, informative and entertaining videos on platforms like YouTube can make the learning experience enjoyable and educational.

Make Brushing and Flossing Fun

Before their dental appointment, make dentistry enjoyable by incorporating games, songs, or silly activities while brushing and flossing your child’s teeth. Creating positive associations with oral hygiene routines will help ease their anxiety during their first professional teeth cleaning and oral exam. So, play games, make funny faces, sing songs, and have fun while taking care of their teeth at home.

Bring Their Favorite Comfort Items

If your child has a favorite toy or blanket, consider bringing it to their dental appointment. Familiar items provide comfort and security, making your child feel more at ease during their first teeth cleaning and oral exam. These cherished items can also serve as distractions, helping them cope with any fear or anxiety they might experience.

Contact Kids Tooth Team To Schedule An Appointment Today 

At Kids Tooth Team, Dr. Kasey adopts a gentle, patient-focused, and informative approach to pediatric dentistry, ensuring your little one feels safe and comfortable. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, contact us online or give us a call. We're always delighted to welcome new little smiles at our office!

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