Fillings: 3 Easy Things To Tell Your Young Children

When your child needs a dental filling, you may immediately visualize yourself sitting in front of your adorable son or daughter, trying to say just the right thing. If you do, bringing your child in for a filling will be no big deal, the decay will be gone, and oral health will be restored. So, how to approach this situation, you wonder to yourself? Of course, you know better than we do how to communicate with your children. However, we just happen to have a few very helpful things you can add to your conversation to help you achieve your goal.

#1: It Will Be Fast

You can quickly reassure your child that this is just one more thing on the schedule. Letting your little one know that it will be a quick visit like they always are just might help. Something along the lines of, “We’ll go to the dentist and then we can go…” which you can follow with your usual day-to-day schedule.

#2: So-And-So Has One, Too!

Maybe your little one’s friends don’t have cavities. However, it’s helpful to point out if you have a dental filling (and anyone else your child feels close to or likes). It’s always nice to be in good company!

#3: Your Tooth Will Be All Better

If you tell your child that a dental filling is a wonderful thing because it will restore his or her oral health by removing tooth decay and replacing missing dental tissue, chances are good you’re not going to make your son or daughter feel much better. Stick to, “It will make your tooth all better” or something similar. As you’ve mentioned this before when your little one has a boo-boo or is sick, your child will be able to relate (and know that this is the step that’s going to make everything okay).

Come In For Gentle Pediatric Fillings

When your child experiences tooth decay, the best thing you can do is schedule a pediatric filling ASAP. Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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