When you announce a visit to the dentist and your younger children complain, yell, and say they won’t go, you’re not alone. Many parents experience this situation when attempting to get their children to visit the dentist.
So how can you turn dentist visits into something your kids look forward to? We recommend the following advice.
Take them early
The earlier you bring your children to see Dr. Dr. Manshadi, Dr. Van Arsdall, Dr. Roden-Johnson, Dr. Shoptaw, and Dr. Shook at Killeen Children’s Dental Center in Harker Heights, TX, the better for how they form a view of the dentist. If children are brought in at the youngest possible age (either 1 or when their first tooth appears, whichever happens first) then they’ll see the dentist as a regular part of life and not some scary office with big drills.
Good oral health
The other key to helping your kids enjoy their dental visits is ensuring they have good oral health. This reduces their chances of needing a cavity filled, which is a process that can quickly sour kids on the dentist. Make sure they brush twice a day, help them floss, and consult with Dr. Dr. Manshadi, Dr. Van Arsdall, Dr. Roden-Johnson, Dr. Shoptaw, and Dr. Shook on whether or not they need fluoride supplements to help their teeth even more.
It’s easier than you think to help your children love the dentist. If you need help, more advice, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (254) 262-3131.