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Easy ways to motivate your Kids for Dental Visits

Visiting the dentist can be a bit frightening even for the bravest of adults. Therefore, it’s no wonder that many children are also afraid of dentists. Even the most confident young patient can be frightened by the strange, sterile environment and unusual tools.
In most cases, parents will avoid scheduling dental appointments for their children because the effort of convincing the child for a dental visit is too overwhelming. Depriving your child of regular check-ups may seem like a quick fix, but it does more harm to your child’s oral health in the long run.

According to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, tooth decay is apparently the primary cause of childhood illness. 
Globally, more than 60 million children have untreated tooth decay. The problem of tooth decay and oral problems from an early age affects teeth, individuals’ health, and the quality of life.
Therefore, we have put together five easy ways to guide you on how to overcome fear of dentist in your child.

  1. Tell Them What to Expect
  2. The first and foremost thing is to tell your child the reason behind the dental visit because often, the fear can be due to not knowing the reason behind the visit.
    Visit the dental clinic website you are considering taking your child to and show them pictures of the practice that can be useful in developing interest.
    Be sure to explain to your child what to expect during dental care. Assure them that there is nothing to worry about.
    Assure your child that the dentist will perform the same routine checks and brushings that you normally perform. Having more information empowers a child.

  3. Be Honest and Understanding
  4. When the need for a dental visit arises for your child, it is tempting to lie to your child about certain things, like treating cavities. Undoubtedly, being honest is the best thing you can do, but you shouldn’t use those words that can develop fear in your child’s mind. 
    When your child is afraid of dental visits, ask them their specific fears; be patient and understand their feelings. Then, respond to their questions and tell them about your positive dental experiences.

  5. Define the positive traits of dentists
  6. Create a positive image of the dentist in your child’s mind. Present them as a superhero who takes care of children’s teeth. This method can be the right way to convince your child for a comfortable dental visit. 
    It’s extremely important to teach your children that a child only gets two sets of teeth, and they have to be taken care of to last a lifetime. Just like brushing on a daily basis, similarly a regular visit to the dentist is an ideal way for maintaining oral health. The experts recommend taking your child to the dentist twice a year.
    Once a child gets their first tooth, around age one, they should start seeing a dentist.

  7. Make It Exciting!
  8. Showing your child pictures of the dental office, as we mentioned earlier, is sure to spark some enthusiasm. The play areas and unique toys available at some dental offices are especially appealing to children. Whenever you ask a child to go to the dentist, always use a nice, soft voice rather than a harsh tone.

  9. Be with your child

Being physically present at your child’s appointment is critical to ensuring they feel comfortable and safe. It is common for children to feel anxious or fear when their parents are away from them or left alone for the dental check-up. Ensure that the person who arranged your appointment is okay with you staying with your child during the appointment.

The importance of visiting the dentist cannot be underestimated, as it is as essential as eating healthy food and taking proper care of your teeth. 
By following these tips, you can make dental visits for kids more enjoyable and less stressful.

At Sood Dental Care, we offer the most effective dental care solutions to all patients.
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