Preparing Your Child for the First Dental Visit
- Posted on: May 15 2014
A two-year-old child can already have a beautiful and healthy smile, thanks to pediatric dental care. Dr. Bidabadi does not just care for adults who have dental concerns. She also provides dental care for children in Newton. Encouraging your child to see a dentist could be very challenging, especially that most kids fear the dentist. Preparing for your kid’s first trip to the dentist is easier if you follow these tips.
Do not say too much. Parents have a tendency to give their kids too much information about their upcoming dental visit. This strategy does not work most of the time. In fact, it usually backfires and makes the child more anxious. When you talk too much about it, your child might think that it is such a big deal.
Stay positive. If your dental experiences were not that good, do not assume that your child will have a bad experience, too. Talking about your fear will make your child think that there is indeed a reason to be afraid of the dentist.
Be present, but don’t be a nuisance. A lot of parents love to repeat directions provided by the dentist and some even interrupt. Your child can become confused when he or she hears several voices. Give your child the chance to bond with the dentist in order to create trust.
Taking your child to the dentist at a younger age is important in maintaining a beautiful smile. It is never too early to schedule your child’s first dental visit. Request an appointment with Dr. Bidabadi today by calling 617-782-9250 for our office in Brighton or 617-332-8146 for our facility in Newton. We look forward to hearing from you!
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