First Dental Check-up: Preparing For Success

November 8th, 2017

Keeping your pearly whites in tip top condition begins from an early age. After all, most dentists recommend planning for your child’s first dental visit when he or she is a year old or when milk teeth have fully emerged (by three years of age). Let’s face it: nobody enjoys a trip to the dentist’s. Your child’s first dental visit can be both challenging and nerve wracking for both you and your little one. But caring for the rows of little chompers is important, so it helps to prepare your kid to experience this uncharted territory and make it a success. On your part, prior to preparing your child for his appointment, make sure that you pick the right dentist for this momentous occasion. Select a paediatric dentist that is used to working with children, with a dental clinic that is child-friendly and comfortable (think toys and cheerful pictures). Once you have found the right guy to do the job, it is time to consider these tips to help you and your child ace the dental check-up. Don’t Miss The Prep Step While you are already fully aware of what happens at the dental clinic (and all its horrors), your child is brimming with uncertainty. Help to ease their initial fears and make them feel assured by explaining to them what a dentist does in a lively and easy-to-absorb manner. Role playing with your child as the patient and you the dentist is a great way to start, as it simplifies the dental procedure and makes them relax. Alternatively, let them watch clips of their favourite cartoon characters like Dora the Explorer or Peppa Pig visit the dentist. This enables them to associate the dental visit with something light-hearted and familiar. Early’s The Way A well-rested kid is always going […]

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