Talking to your child is a great way to help them when they are nervous. Many children get nervous before going to the dentist because they simply do not know what to expect.
If you take the time to listen to their fears and explain to them what types of things to expect, it can help. You do not need to go into a ton of detail, but giving them a little idea of what to expect can really help.
What to Talk to Your Child About Before They Head to the Dentist
Many children get nervous before seeing a dentist because they aren't sure what the dentist is going to do. What your job is, as their parent, includes giving them basic ideas to go off of.
This means telling them that the dentist is going to look at their teeth. Have your child open their mouth to you, like they would to the dentist, and take a peek around. Show them it is nothing to fear.
Then, when you have explained that, you can explain that the dentist is also going to teach them. This is a great approach for children who have ever been to preschool or Kindergarten.
They understand the concept of a teacher, and it helps them see the dentist in a new light. The dentist will teach them how to brush and floss, and other things they can do to keep their teeth healthy. Plus, the dentist is also going to teach them how their teeth are going to come in and fall out.
By bringing up things that your child will be interested to find out, it makes the dentist more fun and less nerve-wracking for your child. Simple conversations can make a huge difference in getting your child ready to go in and see their dentist.
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