What do you do to prepare your children for their first dental visit? I remember my first dental visit. The cables, the spotless equipment, and the whirring noises fascinated me. My parents had told me about the exciting adventure of my first visit. I went in with a sense of excitement rather than fear of the dental visit.
Children and Dental Care
A great place to initiate your child’s life-long journey of tooth care begins at home. Around age two, take your little one to the store to pick out their very own toothbrush. Consider buying a child-friendly toothpaste. Let your child choose their own toothpaste based on their favorite cartoon character or flavor.
At home, spend time helping your child brush their teeth properly, creating a healthy routine. Proper brushing then becomes automatic, like buckling up in the car before you head out. Making tooth brushing enjoyable at home sets the stage for a pleasant experience at the dentist’s office.
A Delightful Experience
Children know a trip to park means loads of fun. After all, no one goes to the park for a bad time or with a sense of anxiety. Therefore, prepare your children for a visit to the dentist, a trip to the park!
The Right Dentist
When seeking a babysitter or daycare, parents research and ask plenty of questions. Do the same when selecting a dentist for your children. Visit the dentist’s office and ask staff questions about their treatment of younger patients. Make sure the dentist is caring whether the appointment is for a checkup, cleaning, or cavity filling.
Take your children to a dentist who loves creating a positive and nurturing experience for youngsters. Find a dentist who makes sure children’s visits are pleasant, therefore building trust and positive feelings with each visit. Your child deserves exceptional care.
Dr. William S. Neale
Dr. William S. Neale, a certified periodontist in Wichita Falls, Texas, maintains a goal of smiling patients. He and his professional staff have a passion for proper dental care for patients of all ages. Dr. Neale and his staff make every patient’s visit a comfortable, pleasant experience, whether checkup, cleaning, filling, or dental implants.
Call Dr. Neale’s office today at (940) 322-0758.