If you have a hard time getting your kids excited to go to the dentist, you’re not alone. For younger children, the dentist’s office can be a scary place. The drills, sharp instrument, and bright lights can scare some children.
However, Dr. Amirani and our staff are dedicated to providing the best pediatric dental care in Wichita, Kansas. Part of that is helping parents teach their children to not be afraid of the dentist. The following are a few tips to do just that.
Don’t talk about pain
If you mention that your child may have to experience some pain while at the dentist, it’s likely that they won’t want to go. Instead of talking about pain, focus on how the dentist cleans teeth and helps your kids be healthy. You’ll also want to avoid any mention of drills, laughing gas, or other instruments used in the dental process.
Make it a game
If you can make a trip to the dentist feel like a game, your kids will always want to go. For example, you can make a bet with your kids as to who will have better teeth. The dentist can be the judge of the contest; of course, you’ll always let your kids win.
There are also a lot of games for kids to play with in our office. Mentioning them can help kids want to keep coming back.
At the end of the day, getting your kids to the dentist is important as it helps establish lifelong oral health habits. These tips can help you get them here with the least amount of fuss possible.
To schedule an appointment with the dental practice of Sam Amirani DDS, please call 3166867155 today.