For parents, the toddler’s first ever visit to the dentist can make them anxious. However, being informed about what happens at the visit can help all you parents in relaxing. There is no reason for you to skip the visit because of your fears as preventive dental care is quintessential for maintaining your toddler’s oral health in long run.
Here’s more about First Dental Visit of Your Toddler:
It’s said that you can think about taking your toddler to the dentist as soon as their first teeth appears or when they turn a year old; whichever comes first.
Most parents take their children to dentist whom they themselves consult but it can be a good idea only if the dentist is experienced is great at handling small patients. It is best to go for a pediatric dentist who is acquainted in dealing with children.
When looking for a pediatric dentist, make sure he is located near you so that it becomes easy to reach the clinic on time. Plus, the clinic needs to be kid-friendly which attracts children. The staff needs to be friendly and entertaining. The office can have some cartoon characters and posters which further attracts the kids.
The first appointment can be quite quick as you would only be introducing the child to the dentist. The dentist can examine the mouth for decay, bite, jaw alignment, and gums and may call for a next visit if any procedure is required.
Don’t pass on your anxiety to your kids as children may seem fine as dentists play fun videos and cartoon in waiting room and also have surprises for kids after the session ends.
You can pack a toy for keeping them comfortable and compliment them when they do well during appointment. This will encourage the kids.