Sometimes it’s tough to help your child feel comfortable in the dental chair. This is often because you don’t know the tips and tricks to calm their nerves. Well, there is no need to worry. Our dentists, Drs. Hardy and Bushell, have the information you need so you can help your child have a positive and successful dental appointment in South Jordan, Utah.
-When you explain characteristics and things that might happen at the dental office, use positive words. This is important because if you use negative words, your child’s nerves and anxiety might increase.
-Comfort your child during their appointment by holding their hand. This can give them the comfort and courage they need to finish their appointment. Plus, if they have someone they trust sitting close by, it can help them also trust the dentist.
-Take things to the appointment that can comfort your child while they are in the dental chair. These can be anything like their favorite music, their favorite television show or movie, or even their favorite stuffed animal. These things can make them feel right at home as well as relaxed during their appointment.
-Reward your child after the appointment. This be anything like buying them a new toy, taking them to the park, or maybe even giving them their favorite treat. If they get a prize after their appointment, they would have something positive to look forward to after the appointment.
To learn more or to ask our dental team a question, please reach out to Copper Cove Pediatric Dentistry at 801-446-2080 when you have the chance. Our dental team is happy to give you the answers and information you need so you can help your child. We look forward to your phone call!