Do you find yourself dragging your child to the dental office because they are more afraid of the dentist than the monster that might be living under the bed? If so, then we have a few tips for you on how to make your child’s dental experience at Copper Cove Pediatric Dentistry a lot less scary.
The first tip is to make sure you use positive words, such as clean, healthy, and strong, when talking to your child about the dentist. The words you use play a large role in how your child perceives different places.
The second tip we recommend is to allow your child to listen to music or watch their favorite movie during the treatment. Allowing your child to do so will not only distract them from the procedure, but it will also provide a positive experience, making them want to go to the dentist so they can watch their favorite shows. If the dentist does not have a TV available for your child, make sure your child has access to a smart device.
The third and final tip is to make sure you as a parent are a good example to your child. The way you react to or speak about the dentist’s office has a significant impact on how your child views the dentist. Make sure you use positive words and educate your children that the dental office is a fun and comfortable place to be.
If you have more questions about how to make your child’s dental experience better in South Jordan, Utah, feel free to give us a call at 801-446-2080 and Dr. Troy Hardy and our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you.