Did you know one of the most important things you can do when your children are young is introduce them to the dentist? In fact, even infants and toddlers can be seen by a family dentist to ensure that good dental habits are started early on. Sometimes those first visits to the dentist can be intimidating, so here are a few tips for getting your kids started with dental services.
- Make it an Exciting Day- Having a little fanfare when it comes to your child’s first appointment for dental services can go a long way! Whether it’s creating a moment of celebration as you go in the door or taking them to a movie or for a special treat afterwards, creating a positive experience from the outset goes a long way towards encouraging children to make the trip for dental services.
- Talk About What to Expect- Another important aspect of preparing children for dental services is talking about what they should expect. This includes meeting their dental hygienist and dentist for the first time, what to expect when they are seen, and what the dentist might recommend for care.
- Schedule Routine Appointments- When your child knows that dental services are going to be a regular part of life, it is easier to normalize good dental habits, so they have positive check-ups in the future. Scheduling routine dental appointments for yourself and your family will ensure that positive experiences continue to be had over time.
At Georgian Shores Dental Centre, we are ready to provide dental services for your family. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.