Going to the dentist can be overwhelming for a child, if they are not prepared. As parents, you want to help your child overcome their anxieties and fears and keep things positive. At Kids Dental Group, we are sharing some helpful tips for parents to prepare their child for dental visits.
Use Pictures and Drawings
Telling your children how a dentist can help maintain healthy teeth and gums is important. Although, words may not be enough! The next best thing to do is to show them. You can use large pictures and drawings to help illustrate what will happen at the dental office.
Another way to prepare your child for visiting a dentist is to watch educational videos. You can use videos online that are appropriate for your child’s age. Unlike pictures, videos are not still images. Children can appreciate them more when they see real-life videos.
Hands-on activities are one of the best ways to prepare your child for dental visits. Start with role-playing by pretending to be a dentist. You can involve them in an actual oral care routine and teach them proper techniques.
When you create positive connections with your child and help them feel comfortable about visiting a dentist, you can also increase their compliance with home oral care. Give us a call at Kids Dental Group if you have questions about preparing your child for a visit. We look forward to making your little ones feel comfortable! Our dental offices are located in Stouffville, Richmond Hill and Markham.