Chino CA Children’s Dentist discusses how to have a happy visit to the dentist
Taking your child to the children's dentist is a vital part of everyone’s life. It sets the standard for future oral care and healthy habits. As a parent, it is important to be sure that even with baby teeth that you and your child visit the dentist regularly. The American Dental Association recommends that a child's first visit should be when the first tooth appears in the mouth, no later than age two.
Steps to Take Before and During Your Appointment
There are many ways to prepare for your visit. Our doctors are trained to handle any fearful child and will provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for your child. Here are some steps you can take to help ensure a successful first visit.
Play Pretend: Play dentist with your child on a stuffed animal or doll to help your child understand what happens when a patient goes to the dentist and how great patients feel afterward!
Bring Distractions: Bring a favorite toy or another distraction for the waiting room and while in the dentist’s chair.
Keep Calm: Staying calm during the visit will help your child in many ways. With a calm staff, parent and doctor, your child will be more likely to follow suit, and maybe even have some fun!
Stay Positive and Supportive: Even if your child is upset during the appointment, staying positive will help for future visits. Each visit will become easier with time as the child adjusts. A simple “Great Job!” during the appointment can go a long way with a child. Our staff can handle most situations involving upset children and will do everything to create a soothing environment.
Our Office will Help You Every Step of the Way During Your Visit
Our office will let you know when to make the next visit. Most experts recommend that toddlers see the dentist about every six months, just like adults! Our office can book up quickly, so be sure to schedule your child’s second appointment before you leave.