If your kids absolutely love coming in for dental visits, then you don’t really need to worry about the car ride over. Perhaps your little ones are already accustomed to professional dental care, so heading in for a cleaning and checkup is no biggie! However, if there’s any aspect of this experience that causes your child to feel a little uneasy, we have some very helpful tips for setting the stage for a nice, easy appointment.
Talk About Something Else
If you have any sense that your child may be a little anxious about dental care, then you probably don’t want to get into a lengthy and detailed conversation about the dental visit on your way over. Instead, talk about something else that’s lighthearted! As a result, you won’t find yourself accidentally giving your little one a detailed account of a filling you received one time (or saying things you think are reassuring that have the opposite effect).
Turn On Relaxing Music
Yep, the best thing to do on your way to your child’s dental visit is keep things calm. When you can choose between some over-the-top tunes or relaxing music, go for the relaxing selection every time. Music has a strong emotional impact on the listener and can help soothe your child’s nerves or simply create a relaxed mood that’s conducive to a visit.
Get Ready For What-If Questions
You may have a kiddo who has a lot of what-if questions. Rather than trying to come up with answers to hypotheticals, we encourage you to simply remind your child that our dental team is here to help your child’s smile feel good and stay healthy (so everything is going to be okay!).
Consider Our Tips For Relaxing Visits
Help your child feel nice and relaxed about dental visits by taking some of our tips to heart! Remember, we offer compassionate, gentle care. 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.