The dental office can be a little intimidating for children, but we can help your child feel calm and comfortable in the dental chair. We provide pediatric dentistry to treat children growing into their oral health. To help your child enjoy a positive dental experience, we offer the following tips to help your child feel relaxed during their visit:
– Explain the process of the dental visit using gentle words. Prior to your child’s appointment, take some time to explain the process of the visit and that it’s a normal occurrence. Avoid dramatic or scary language. If you are unsure what will be done at the appointment, encourage them to ask lots of questions to our dentist and team.
– Be honest in your answers. Many children have lots of questions about their upcoming appointment, and honest, gentle answers will help them know that the dental office is a safe and predictable place to be.
– Stay with your child. Sit beside your child throughout the appointment to help them feel comfortable and safe while our gentle team examines and treats their teeth.
– Praise your child for a job well done. Encouraging and supporting your child about every positive aspect during their visit helps them feel positive vibes and a feeling of accomplishment from sitting in the dental chair.
For more tips on how to help your child feel comfortable at the dentist, please feel free to call Soudabeh Sharafi DMD at 858-259-1400 today and speak with a member of our friendly team! Dr. Sharafi looks forward to providing important pediatric dentistry in San Diego, California.