Having somebody standing by you with your mouth wide open can make you feel uneasy, more so, if they are trying to insert tools in the mouth. If it's also your first time attending a dental checkup session, you can expect to be ill at ease.
For kids, it can even be a more chilling and difficult experience to undergo, if adults themselves find it challenging to go through dental experiences. Dentists understand these challenges too well, and here is what they do to make your kid love their dental visits:
Ensuring Kids Don't Come Hungry
Hunger is not always a good thing for everyone, including adults. Imagine keeping your child hungry for a long period which is spent with the mouth wide open. The kid is surely not going to be comfortable on an empty belly. Make sure they eat something.
However, if they are scheduled for a procedure requiring sedation or general anesthesia, it would be best for the kid to stop consuming solid foods about 8 hours before the treatment to ensure comfort.
Encouraging Dental Checks at an Early Age
Taking children to the dentist at an early age will make them get used to such visits. This will give them the perception that dental visits are part of everyday life and make them feel at ease during the sessions. Dentists should egg on early-age visits.
Letting Parents Stay During the Procedure
Your presence in the room where they are treated is of importance. This gives kids confidence in the dentist chair and also a feeling of being secure.
Encouraging Kids to get Familiar with the Dental Office
Dentists encourage parents to take kids on regular trips to the dentist's office even when they do not need treatment or checkups. This will make them familiarize themselves with the office and get used to the dentist and the dental office environment. It will also make them feel at home even during treatment time.
Contact our dentist if you have kids who need dental care, and we will come up with more ways to make them feel more at ease.
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