The first visit to a San Diego pediatric dentist can be a little scary for a child, especially if they haven’t been prepared for the visit. Sometimes, parents make the mistake of tricking their child into going to the dentist, and instead of talking to the child about what should be expected at the appointment the parent simply shows up with the child and hopes for the best. At Children’s Dentistry of San Diego, we understand the importance of helping your child to enjoy the dental visit, and we encourage parents to work with their child before they come to the appointment.
One of the best things that you can do to prepare your child to visit a San Diego pediatric dentist is to talk with them about the appointment, and you can also play games with a young child. For example, if your child is too young to understand the conversation, you can play “pretend” and count their teeth. Have them practice opening their mouth so that you can see and touch their teeth, and have them do the same thing to you. When they see that it isn’t a scary thing, they will be more likely to cooperate during the dental appointment.
Children’s Dentistry of San Diego is dedicated to helping your child have a good experience at the dentist office. Call us today: (858) 536-1111