Proper dental care is essential for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. You may think that since children lose their baby teeth that they don’t need to learn proper dental care techniques. However, the sooner you begin brushing your child’s teeth and gums, the better prepared they’ll be for their first trip to the dentist.
Here are some more tips for preparing your child for their first trip to the dentist.
One of the best ways to help your child with any fears he or she might have about going to the pediatric orthodontist or dentist is to talk to them about what they can expect. Talk about what they’ll see, hear, smell, and taste. Explain to them that the tools are there to help them, and therefore should not be feared.
- Focus on the Important Stuff
As a parent, you know about the importance of going to the dentist. It is important to help your child develop a positive correlation to going to the dentist. Do this by teaching your child about the benefits of visiting the pediatric orthodontist and practicing proper dental care. Help them see that dentists are friendly people who are here to help them live healthy lives. You can download pictures and coloring books on dental care to help your child get excited about taking care of their teeth.
- Do A Practice Run
Before the actual appointment, take your child to the dentist office and show them around. Letting them see the tools and the chair will make the actual appointment less scary. You should also introduce your child to their orthodontist so that he or she is not a stranger.
At Best Kids Dentist, we have professional pediatric orthodontists who will help make your child’s first trip to the dentist a relaxing and fun experience. We offer an interactive environment that is perfect for kids. Call us to schedule an appointment and help get your child on the path to healthy teeth.