Seeing the dentist is probably not your kid’s idea of a good time. But while some kids handle dental appointments without any issues, others may feel really nervous, scared, and uncomfortable before their visits at Water Valley Dental.
We’re here to tell you that’s okay, and to give you some ideas about how you can make their visit easier. Read on and learn more about what you can do to help with anxiety before a dentist's appointment, and see how the team at Water Valley Dental can make your child’s visit easier.
First and foremost, maintain a positive attitude. If you get frustrated or you feel anxious about your child’s dental visit, they’ll be able to tell, and this will negatively influence their attitude, too.
Tell your little one that the dentist is there to help. Don’t go into too much detail about their appointment, and don’t use words like “hurt,” “shot,” or “pain.” Your child may grab onto this negative language and start to feel a lot more nervous.
It’s also really helpful to praise your child after their dental visit, especially if they cried, felt bad, or were scared. Tell them they did a great job, and praise them for their bravery and good behavior.
Dr. Amy and Dr. Danny love seeing kids at our office, and we do everything we can to provide your little one with a pleasant stay. Here are just a few ways we can help your anxious kids feel comfortable.
Our office is a child-friendly, judgment-free zone. If your little one needs dental care in Windsor but has dental anxiety, Water Valley Dental is the best choice. Contact us online or call us at (970) 460-8989 to schedule an appointment today.