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4 Ways to Help Kids Feel More Comfortable at the Dentist

March 30, 2018
Posted By: Brandt Jones, DDS
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When searching for a children’s dentist in Castle Rock, CO, one of the most important qualities you can find is a dentist who makes kids feel comfortable during their procedures. You know your kids best, which is why we work with parents to create a happy experience for kids while they are with us.

Here are some ways you can help your little one feel more comfortable during their dental appointment.

#1 Avoid Scary Words 

It’s natural to be a bit nervous about your child’s dental appointment. You can support them best by avoiding scary words like pain, drill, hurt, or shot. We always speak to children in a non-threatening way and describe dentistry with kid-friendly language like tickle, buzz, and sleepy tooth.

#2 Make Their Visit a Celebration

We have prizes for kids at the end of their appointment, and you can help them get excited about their time in the dental chair. We make dentistry fun and interactive for kids. We invite you to take pictures and make your child feel special when they sit still and let us look after their teeth.

#3 Keep Your Anxiety in Check

Parents today might have had a negative experience in their childhoods that makes them feel a bit nervous about their own dental care. Modern dentistry emphasizes comfort, and kids today enjoy dentistry in a much more patient-focused and child-friendly clinical environment. You and your child can count on a dental appointment that emphasizes their oral and emotional wellbeing.

#4 Keep Up with Home Care

One of the best ways you can make dental visits easier on your little one is to make sure that you assist and monitor their home hygiene by brushing and flossing with your child. They will need your help until they develop the motor skills to do a good job. They will still need your help to make it a habit.

For a gentle children’s dentist in Castle Rock, CO, contact Oakwood Dental to schedule your child’s next dental cleaning and exam.

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