Your child has their first dental appointment and you are not sure what to expect. This first appointment can be nerve wracking for parents. There are many reasons to keeping your nerves in check as your child visits a dentist like Dr. Ophir Alalouf. Knowing what to expect and how to pick a dentist can go a long way in calming your nerves.
It is well known that small children feed off their parents emotions. Keeping this in mind, you want to keep your nerves calm so they do not get nervous. This is a normal milestone in your child’s life. How much did you look forward to all the other milestone’s that your child has passed?
This first appointment should be not too long after the first tooth sprouts. It will also keep your child from having fear about going to the dentist. If your own dentist does not have experience with children, make an appointment with a pediatric dentist. This will make the experience go a lot smoother.
A pediatric dentist has a couple of extra years of training to know how to care for Kids Teeth. There training will also cover helping parents and children feel more relaxed with them. Find one who has been in business for a long time because they will have more experience in squirming children. Most pediatric dentists will have a waiting room with games, toys, and books.
If your child is really small when you first take them to the dentist, you may be asked to hold them while their mouth is being checked. This can also be done if your child is really nervous and clinging to you. However, if your child is really confident about meeting the dentist, you could be asked to wait in the waiting room.
Do not worry about your child getting squirmy while in the dentists chair. If you chose a pediatric dentist, they were trained and have the experience necessary to work with squirmy children. They care about your child’s oral health and will be willing to help you with any concerns about their oral health. Make sure you let the dentist know of any dental problems in your family history. This way they can keep an eye on any of these problems and recommend any preventative action.
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