First impressions make a lasting effect. This holds true for kids too. As a parent you must also be anxious about your child’s first dental visit. A negative impression of the dentist or dental clinic on your child can set the tone for all his/her dental visits.
Some tips can help you with what to do
Choose The Correct Dentist
It is important to understand with whom your child will be most comfortable. Kids need to understand that a dental clinic is a safe place and that they are not going to feel any pain.
Before The Visit
Many parents tend to discipline their kids by imbibing fear of doctors and dentists. Never make your kid feel that going to the dentist is a punishment. Let them feel that the dental clinic is a place where their teeth get better.
Talk And Clear Doubts
Explain to your kid where you are taking them before the visit. Never lie to them about going to the dentist. Kids know when they are lied to which creates a negative impression in their minds.
Explain What To Expect
Explain in simple terms to your kid about what to expect at the dental clinic. You can explain that we are going to play a game of finding cavities which will make it fun for them.
First Dental Visit As A Parent
Being careful and anxious about your child’s dental visit is expected. But your anxiety can easily pass onto your child. Be calm and composed and encourage your kid for the dental visit.
Let us help you put a smile on your and your child’s face at Elite Dental Clinic.