A common problem that most parents face at the moment of going to the dentist with their children is to see how scared they are about the dentist and the procedures that they will receive in the dentist office.
Seeing this as a kid is understandable, being sat in a weird chair with thousands of pointy tools and a doctor telling you to open your mouth and sticking their tools on your teeth is quite scary, but dental health is necessary and more for the young kids that eat too many candies in their daily lives.
For that, let’s make a quick list about the best advices on how to get your kids to the dentist and how to speed up the process of it, and also how to avoid their cries and upsetting when they are about to go to the dentist.
Start Going At A Young Age
When we are kids most things terrified us until we get used to it, you can compare this to going to school, since the first day we are scared of leaving our parents behind but with each day that goes by, going to the school we get used to it and began to feel familiar with this ambient and the many activities that we do here.
This can be applied when we talk about going to the dentist, and going at a young age we can start feeling familiar with the setting and procedures that you are going to receive there. Going as a baby and so on can speed up this process, and when you are about six or seven your kids won’t feel the anxiety that most kids face when they are about to sit in the dentist chair.
When your kid is about to go to the dentist or any other place, he’ll start asking questions about it, this is a normal behavior of kids since they don’t understand a lot of the world and are often asking about the experiences that they are about to have. When it comes to the dentist or doctor when you tell them about the procedures and specifications of the visit they might become scared of it since it implies about them having something wrong and a doctor fixing them.
This is an odd way to put things in perspective, but remember that children are known for being imaginative, for this, the best way to explain your kid about the dentist is to keep things simple and with minimal details, just the basics of it, so they can understand why they are going in the first place.
Watch Your Words
A couple of extra bits of advice could be that you should moderate your words, avoid saying “shot” “needle” or “pain” since they can induce fear among the kids, and try to moderate to a more friendly language, this can be applied to doctors as well.
With these basic advices you can now start to take your kids to the dentist with more safety, and knowing that they are going to receive a great service with the tranquility and relaxation that they should have at all times.