We simply strive to see each child we treat smile. By spreading smiles that are healthy, individually beautiful yet a universal language that everyone understands, we aim to help children view dentistry as a comfortable, highly important part of their health.
Here are a few tips for talking to your child in for his/her cleaning:
- Treat the dental visit as a normal part of growing up and something to look forward to.
- Explain that the dentist is a friendly person who will be looking at your child's teeth to count them and make sure they are clean.
- Please avoid scary words like 'hurt', 'drill' and 'shot'. If you are not sure what to say about the dental visit, we can help you out. Simply tell your child that both of you will find out what the visit entails when you come in. We will be happy to explain things in a child-friendly way.
- Please remember, you can easily transfer your dental fears and anxieties to your child. If you say: 'don't be scared, I'm right here' it might sound like something bad is about to happen. If you say: 'This is fine. Go ahead and have a good time!' everyone should feel more positive.
- What you say and do regarding your dental health will have a profound effect on your child's feelings about dentistry. So brush together!