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Preparing For Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Before making your child’s next dentist appointment, its important they understand why it is important to take good care of their teeth. Talk with them about proper brushing, making it a family event together so it helps to encourage them to brush regularly. Children need to see a dentist every six months so the dentist can check on your child’s oral development. Dentists will also make sure your child isn’t dealing with any hidden problems like decay you cannot see or a possible problem with their teeth not growing in properly.

The younger you take your child to the dentist, the easier it will be since it helps them get used to the surgery environment and it becomes a part of their normal life. A great way to ensure your child will have fun at the dental practice is to speak with your dentist and request a tour of the surgery. This is an effective method for preparing your child for their upcoming appointment.

There are many different books available for younger kids about the subject of going to the dentist, reading them to your child so they get more comfortable with the idea.

On the day of the dental appointment, let your child bring along a book, or toy from home. Familiar things they can bring from home will help them feel comforted while they wait to see the dentist.

With a little bit of planning, some positive reinforcement, and a good choice for your child’s dentist, you can help eliminate their fears and replace them with feelings of fun.

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