How to Prepare Your Child to Visit the Dentist

October 12, 2017 by Dr. Shrenik Parmar0

Taking a child to a doctor is a task in itself. Imagine taking your child to a dentist?

A masked person with a seemingly dangerous instrument is scary for the adults and also for kids. That unfamiliar room, unfamiliar smells, those metallic instruments can well be scary enough for your child.

Now as parents this factor should be taken into consideration that the child is going to be scared no matter how much you try to console him/her. But dental hygiene is equally more important and more so from an earlier age. Because later on if the dental problems persist they can be hazardous for your child’s dental health.

Today there are various dental treatments which cater to the pediatric treatments and with the latest technologies.

So what are the factors which can be taken into account to make your child’s visit to a dentist a smooth one?

We take a look

  • Start early

As mentioned above start as early as possible so that eventually your child gets to know that who is actually a dentist and what does he or she gets treated for? Gradually the children will get to know that why the dentist is actually for.

  • Keep it simple

Do not make it a huge task for a visiting the dentist. Do not include unnecessary and over the top instructions as it will only create anxiety and nothing else. Keep a positive attitude about the upcoming visit.

  • Let the dentist handle on his own

Once inside the dentist’s room; do not get overly anxious or impatient. Let the doctor handle in his way. As a parent, it is relatable that you need to stay with your child. Be there for moral support but do not interfere in the doctor’s ways.

  • Do pretend play

Enact the act of the dentist’s at home. Let it be a fun act. During the act make the child realize that it going to be a smooth affair. Let the child take turns to play the dentist at one time and the patient at one time.

  • Importance of a good hygiene

Tell your child the importance of a good dental hygiene and how important it is to take care of your teeth and overall mouth.

  • Avoid Bribery

Do not promise your child a treat if he/she does a visit to the dentist. It will only increase apprehension, and nothing else. Promising a treat implies a wrong message. Instead of that praise your child for the good behavior he has shown at the dentist’s.

  • Last but not least

Take into account that there is going to be some amount of fuss and crying at the dentist. Do not lose your calm and be patient. Do not shout at your child in front of the doctor. Make sure you have a positive demeanor throughout. Handle the situation calmly and cleverly.

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