It seems like yesterday that your little bundle of joy was born!
Babies grow up fast, hitting new milestones every day. Among many memorable moments of your kid’s growing years, her/his first dental visit needs a mention in the baby book!
Why Visit a Dentist So Early?
As soon as your baby has her/his teeth, she/he can get cavities. Therefore, it is essential to be proactive about your child’s dental health to keep their smile healthy for life.
How to Prepare Your Kid for the Visit?
The best way to prepare your kid for their first visit to the dentist is to start early! Talk to her/him about what’s going to happen to ease down their fear and anxiety. Get your child used to the dental environment by taking them along with you or another family member who needs dental treatment. Get your child introduced to the Dentist so that the child develops confidence with the clinic environment. Encourage the kids to ask questions and interact with staff. Our dental staff are very friendly and will bond with the child to make them feel comforted.
As parents, you too can prepare yourself! Before making the appointment, make a list of questions. If your child is teething, sucking thumb or using a pacifier too much, your dentist can guide you.
What to Expect During the Visit
First visit generally is introduction unless it is an emergency. The dentist will check your child mouth for any abnormality such as caries, as well as space for new teeth etc. Once the dental checkup is done, the dentist cleans your child’s teeth and educate them on the correct technique of brushing and flossing in order to maintain healthy oral hygiene.
Tips to Make the Visit Fruitful
- Avoid scheduling an appointment during your baby’s nap time. It is recommended to pick a time when your child is usually cheerful and cooperative.
- Moreover, ensure your child has had a light meal. Brush their teeth before the appointment so they won’t feel hungry during the visit.
- Lastly, think of the appointment as a fun and exciting experience. If your child becomes upset during the visit, Our staff will work hard to bond and keep working with you for long term till they develop confidence with us.