The first time you take your child to the dentist, you’ll be faced with a few challenges. It’s a new environment for most kids and one that’s full of things that can potentially be scary. This first dental appointment will set the tone for how your child looks at the dentist for the rest of their lives.
Luckily, we know how to help you prepare your kids for their first visit with a dentist in Fort Worth, Texas. These tips will make sure that this experience, and all following ones, are positive, uplifting parts of your children’s lives.
Don’t talk about pain
Even if you know for sure that your child has some problems that may need attention, like fillings, tooth decay or gum disease, don’t talk about how it may or may not hurt. If there is something that needs to be fixed, Dr. Justin Warcup can likely do so with minimal discomfort to your little one. There’s no need to bring up possible pain.
Focus on the rewards
Here at North Texas Smiles, we’re happy to provide toys in the waiting room, as well as fun toys to keep after a child’s dental appointment. This positive reinforcement helps your kids get excited about their next appointment. You’d be surprised at how much this helps them stay calm and relaxed throughout the process as well.
We want to help your child have the best experience possible with Dr. Justin Warcup. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 817-732-9341.