Why Parkland Pediatric Laser Dentistry?
Dentist visits can be a scary adventure for a child. Parkland Pediatric Laser Dentistry has a few tips to help kids overcome the fear of the big chair.
Mind Your Words
Words like shots, hurt and pain have a particular meaning for the little ones. So it is recommended that the staff introduce their vocabulary to the little patients to help them get through stressful situations.
Instead, try telling your child that the dentist is checking the health of their teeth. Explain that professional cleanings are essential for maintaining tooth health. A good trick for parents to help their children open up for the dentist is to say that the dentist will count their teeth. The use of positive phrases like “clean, strong, healthy teeth” makes the visit seem fun and safe rather than scary and alarming.
Read Books About the Dentist
Getting the information in a fun, colorful book puts kids’ minds at ease. There are various books written about going to the dentist. These usually describe what happens at the dentists’ office, and put characters in comic circumstances so kids can see that going to the dentist isn’t a big deal. If they see their favorite characters getting their teeth cleaned, they will find that it’s not so bad.
The staff at Parkland Pediatric Laser Dentistry recommends a few childrens’ book titles to read with your child. Show Me Your Smile!: A Visit to the Dentist (Dora the Explorer) by Christine Ricci, Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer, Behold! No Cavities!: A Visit to the Dentist (SpongeBob Squarepants) by Nickelodeon , and Tooth Trouble by Jane Clarke are all excellent tools to help ease your child into the dental chair.
Talk About The Upcoming Visit
Rather than springing the dentist appointment on your child without warning, try talking about the upcoming visit often and casually. Let your child know that the dentist and dental assistants won’t do anything that hurts. Try to address everything positively. Help your child to understand that the dentist will make his teeth happy and healthy. Parkland Pediatric Laser Dentistry isn’t your average pediatric dentist. Dr. Saadia uses the iPlus Waterlase Dental Laser in her practice. The gentle laser eases the treatments with less damage to the healthy part of the teeth and less use of anesthetic, providing kids with a comfortable experience at the dentist.