Even anticipated experiences can cause overload to the emotions of a small child. There are hundreds of videos of children having meltdowns, even at pleasant experiences. While you might think a child at a dental office would be the most unhappy visit ever, when you see a pediatric dentist in Dallas TX, you are getting the friendly and experienced staff and the calm environment that can reduce the fear of dental visits, and help establish a lifelong habit of smile care that will benefit your child.
Calm Tip #1: Portray Dental Visits as Positive (Because They Are)
When you talk about visiting the dentist, and tooth care, be positive. Don’t portray your own regular checkups as chores or events to be dreaded. Rather, speak of checkups as the healthful steps smart families schedule to maintain oral health. You might know your dentist is checking for oral cancer (very rare in children) or signs of orthopedic issues, but you can help your child focus on the positive aspects of keeping teeth and oral structures clean, polished and healthy.
Calm Tip #2: You Set The Mood at the Visit
Your child will take cues from your mood and behavior. We welcome “well baby” visits, and recommend you bring your child around the time the first tooth shows, or by about age 1. Treat the visit as a pleasant experience, perhaps even a special occasion. Our office is designed with children in mind, helping to make every appointment an interesting adventure.
Calm Tip #3: Find a Dentist Who Really Knows Kids
A dentist who specializes in pediatric oral health will have a bright and friendly office, with lots to keep a child engaged. The caring staff is ready for wiggles and has patience to spare. A pediatric dentist is also familiar with the special needs of young patients, and can offer fluoride treatments, sealants, and other solutions geared towards children’s teeth.
Dental Visits Shouldn’t Be A Burden
We want both you and your child to look forward to your visits. At Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda, we provide a comprehensive selection of children’s dental treatments. To learn more, or to schedule a visit, contact our office at 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.