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Taking Your Children To The Dentist For The First Time

Posted on 11/15/2023 by Weo Admin
Adorable smiling girl in dental chairHave you been putting off your child's first visit to the dentist? If you have, you need to know that their first visit can be an easy trip for you and them. Here are some pointers about taking your child to the dentist for the first time.

Look for a Dentist Who Loves Kids

If you are going to take your child to the dentist for the first time, you need to make sure you find a family dentist who loves kids. Ask around to find a dentist who loves children because when you love children, you worry about taking the best care of them possible. If you already have a general dentist, you may want to ask them first if they also take care of pediatric patients. Many dentists are family dentists, so they take care of everyone in the family, from children to seniors.

Talking to Your Children About the Dentist

If you want to prepare your children for the dentist, one of the best ways to do so is to have them read books, watch videos, or come to the dentist with you so they can see what happens. There are lots of children's books available to read to children about tooth cleaning, dental x-rays, and exams. The more familiar they are with the office, the less frightened they will be. Also, you might want to ask the dental provider if the children can come into the office to look around before the appointment, to further ease their concerns.

During the Appointment

Dental appointments for children are very much like those for adults. Your child will have dental x-rays taken, their teeth will be cleaned and checked, and they will visit with the dentist. In most cases, you'll be able to be with your child throughout the dental visit. Before you know it, your child will be handling dental visits like a pro.

The first step to a healthy, beautiful smile
is to schedule an appointment. Call us today.
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East Dundee, IL 60118
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