Chino CA Children’s Dentist discusses how to have a happy visit to the dentist
Taking your child to the 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 their visit to our Chino CA children's dentist 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 team is trained to handle any fearful child and will provide a comfortable and relaxing environment. Here are some steps you can take to ensure a successful first visit.
Play Pretend: Play dentist with your child on a stuffed animal or doll to help them understand what happens when a patient goes to the dentist and how great patients feel afterward!
Bring Distractions: Bring a favorite toy or book 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 dentist, 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 visit with our Chino CA children's dentist before you leave.
Call Bright Smile Dental Care at (909) 364-1330 to pick the best date and time for your family's appointment!