A dentist visit is never easy to deal with, and there is no guarantee that it will get any easier as time goes on. As stressful and worrisome subsequent visits are however, nothing could match the fear and worry that the first visit brings forth in a child. There is clearly a significant stumbling block that parents must hurdle with their children in order to get over the fear of the dentist’s chair.
One thing that can help is to take your child to a children’s dentist in San Diego, rather than a dentist who caters specifically to an adult clientele. Pediatric dentists are just as qualified as ‘adult’ dentists to provide quality dental care, with the only difference being their additional training and experience in providing dental services to young patients.
As early on as possible, do what you can to mentally prepare your child for the dentist visit. Explain exactly what the dentist might do, and the purpose behind each act and/or decision. You should also explain that the dentist is only looking out for your child’s benefit, and is working to ensure his continued dental health.
Get more information about Children’s Dentistry of San Diego at (858) 536-1111.