Does your child smile when you tell them it is time to go to the dentist again? If not, you might want to get some advice about how to change that. Those first visits to the children’s dentist can set the stage for a lifetime of proper dental care, or lack thereof if not handled properly. Knowing what to expect and how to best prepare your child is the best advice from a children’s dentist you can get.
Our first piece of advice is that you should present a positive attitude about your child’s upcoming visit. Children have a remarkable ability to feed off your emotions. If you show trepidation, fear or dread, so will they. You have to do everything in your power to stay upbeat and positive in your approach, even if you do not feel that way.
We also advise you to familiarize yourself with the office ahead of time. By meeting our staff and seeing how comfortable and relaxed the atmosphere is, you will feel more at ease, and that will transfer to how you come across to your child.
Another piece of advice is for you to show your child how great your teeth look after a professional cleaning. That way they will see that it is a really good thing to leave with a sparkling smile. By taking good care of your own oral health, they will see it as a perfectly normal thing to do and think nothing of it at all.
Start young and schedule an appointment for your child with our talented and friendly children’s dentist at Amberwood Dental Centre in Newmarket, ON. We do everything we can to make you and your child comfortable, so you both leave with a wonderful smile and your child can’t wait to return next time.