3 Tips to Get Your Child to Go to the Dentist without Any Trouble
October 21st, 2015 by Bash Dental
Most children have all of their baby teeth by the time they are 2 1/2. Therefore, that age is the time parents should not only be introducing the toothbrush into their lives, but it is also the time that they should schedule their first visit to a dentist. If you are already suffering from those terrible twos tantrums, you may think that taking your little boy or girl to the dentist is a bad idea. But, if you prolong taking your child to the dentist a few years after those terrible twos, your child’s baby teeth might decay. And, this is not good because it increases the risk of decay in their permanent teeth.
If you were looking for some tips on how to lessen your chances of having to take a fussy child to see a dentist, consider these three below.
Even though you don’t want to, the younger you take them, the better!
Although all of your child’s teeth do not come in until they are over 2 years old, you can take them earlier than that. In fact, a lot of dentists encourage parents to take them for a visit soon after that first tooth cuts through their gums. Inevitably, the earlier you take them, the more they will be used to visiting the dentist every six months later on in their life.
Do not give away too many (explicit) details.
Keep the details vague. If you do, you will not find your son or daughter bombarding you with questions about the dentist that might cause them to get anxious (especially if you are unwilling to answer them). Also, maintain a positive attitude because you might find your child more curious and excited when they sit down in the dentist chair!
Have your child brushing earlier!
If you can instill how important it is to take care of their teeth at a young age (even after those first little white teeth show up), you are well on your way to having a simple, fast and easy visit at the dentist. Plus, if they know that a dentist is helping them keep their teeth clean, they might be more excited to go.
Whether you are taking your child for a routine visit or to see an emergency dentist, considering these three tips may make the experience a lot less painless!
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