Your child’s first dental appointment is a big milestone. But your kiddo may have some apprehensions about sitting down in the dentist’s chair. For this reason, it’s important to prepare your child as best you can in the days and weeks leading up to their first dental appointment. Try making the dental visit a topic of conversation as much as possible. The goal is to really familiarize your child with the idea of the dentist.
And if you’re lucky, to get him/her excited instead of fearful about the event!
Your pediatric dentist is trained to deal exclusively with kids, so he/she will have lots of tips and tricks to ease your child’s worries both before, after, and during the appointment. However, if you can begin the conversation about the dental appointment as early as possible, you will lower the chances of your child having a total meltdown at the dentist’s office.