Due to the fear and anxiety that can come along with a dentist visit, parents may have difficulty communicating just what their children should expect without inadvertently scaring them. In order to avoid such a situation, there are a few preparation tips to help you make sure that your child gets going on the right foot.
Step 1 – Get in contact with the physician your child will be seeing before the visit in order to obtain a brief rundown of what to expect during the appointment. You can also contact Pearl City Pediatric Dental Team online.
Step 2 – While you're on the phone with the kids' dentist's office, ask to schedule a tour. Try to set this up for a time at least a week beforehand as a way to familiarize your child with the office setting.
Having the tour close enough to the appointment date will help your little patient recall the fun associated with the tour, resulting in a positive experience overall.
Step 3 – The day prior to the appointment, sit your child down and discuss the visit. If your child has shown increased signs of fear or anxiety, you may decide to discuss the topic on a daily basis in the week leading up to the visit.
This will work to soothe your little patient, and help them understand the positive aspects of the visit.
Step 4 – Try to answer any of your child's questions as honestly as you can. As with adults, children fear the kid's dentist's office due to the potential for pain.