Did you know that 3 years old is the perfect age to introduce a child to the dentist.
It helps familiarise them with the practice & also means any minor problems with the growth and development of the jaws and teeth can be detected and treated early.
Here are 4 ways you can make your child’s first dental visit enjoyable:
1. Most importantly don’t pass your own dental fears onto your child – phrases such as ‘nothing to be afraid of’ instil the idea of fear. Prepare your child for their first dental visit as you would for a fun day out – the first dental visit is a big adventure
2. If you can watch shows such as ‘Peppa Pig visits the Dentist’ in preparation this will create more excitement around the experience
3. Get your child to practice opening their mouth very wide like a tiger so the dentist can count their teeth
4. Talk to them about how they will get a ride in the special chair
At Natural Holistic Dentistry we take great care to provide our littlest patients with an enjoyable dental experience. Every child gets the opportunity to ‘ride in the special chair’ and pick a prize from our ‘treasure box’.
We look forward to meeting your little ones soon.