Visits to the dentist for adults is hard enough, but what about dentist appointments for your kids? The dentist is already a scary thought in most kids’ minds, so you want to do what you can to belay those fears. First, try to explain to them what a dentist is before you even get into the office. The more they know about it, and teeth cleaning, then the less afraid they’ll be.
Next, look for a Brooklyn dentist, or one near you, that makes it fun. If kids look forward to their dentist visits, then they’ll be less afraid.
Look for a dentist office with animals on the walls, bright colors, toys, movies, and prize boxes. If your child can get distracted by those things, then the procedure will go well. Being able to watch a movie while you hold your mouth open is very easy to do, and most kids won’t even notice what is happening to them.
If they are still scared, then try to see if you can get the dentist to explain what they are doing and what the purpose of the various tools are. For some kids, having an explanation and knowing exactly what is going to happen can be comforting. Ask if you can be in the room while the procedure is happening to comfort your child.
Try some new ones out
Most times, you can ask for different dentists (or you might get them regardless) and find that your child has a connection with one of them. You can always ask for that dentist and give the trip a personal meaning, because who doesn’t love seeing a friend? Even at the dentist office! While it can be difficult to find the right dentist at first, keep looking, and soon your kids will be comfortable with it.Read More