The Dentist’s Office Can Be A Fun Place for Your Children
Is your child scared at the thought of going to the dentist? Do you have to battle to place your child in the dentist’s chair? If you choose a pediatric dentist, things may be easier.
Why choose a pediatric dentist?
A dentist specialized in working with children (pediatric dentist) will take the necessary measures to make your office a pleasant place for children. This means that your child may see cartoon characters painted on the walls, children’s movies on the television screens in the waiting room (and perhaps in the exam room), books and children’s games to keep their children occupied while they wait.
All these characteristics help to reduce stress, since they keep your child distracted and busy. The fun aspect of a pediatric dentist’s office makes it look more like an amusement park than an office, something that can help your child find it exciting to go to the dentist.
Stay with your child when you go for a dental cleaning. Sometimes, it can be too overwhelming for your child to undergo a cleaning or dental procedure alone, especially if he has never had this before. Some dentists even let your child sit on your lap while you lie on the couch during cleaning. This can help reduce the child’s stress. It is important to talk with your pediatric dentist about the guidelines during your appointments, and your opinion about whether the parents should come to the office or not, depending on the age and behavior of the child during the appointment.
Prepare for the visit
If you do not know what to expect from a visit to the pediatric dentist, watch some videos with your child that will prepare them both for the visit. For example, you can watch the video “Visits of your child to the dentist” on Colgate.com, which explains what pediatric dentists do and shows some of the features of the pediatric dentistry office. In Colgate, you will also find some useful tips that you can follow to make your visits shorter and simpler. Learn more about how to keep your child’s teeth clean in the resources section of Colgate Oral Care.
When you take your child to a pediatric dentist regularly, he or she will even want to go to your visits more often!