Preparing Your Child For Their First Time To The Dentist

Just as your child will have a lot of fun and exciting firsts, there are also a lot of firsts you may be apprehensive about – like the first trip to the dentist. As nervous as you or your child might be, it’s crucial that they start visiting the pediatric dentist as soon as they have cut teeth.

4 Tips for a Child’s First Time at the Pediatric Dentist

To help put you and your child at ease before their first trip to the dentist, Harrisburg Pediatric Dentistry recommends the following tips.

Call our office and make an appointment

When you believe it’s time to bring your child to the pediatric dentist, give our Harrisburg, NC pediatric dentist office a call to schedule an appointment that works best with your schedule. Our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you may have about the appointment, exam, or any symptoms your child may be experiencing.

Fill out the paperwork

Save time in the waiting room at the office and fill out our new patient paperwork online. All of the forms you need can be found and downloaded from our website.

Familiarize your child with the dentist and dental terms

To help ease your child into the dental experience, talk with them about the dentist and let them know what they should expect. “Playing dentist” with your child is one of the best ways to do this. While playing, use dental terminology that they’ll most likely hear while at their appointment.

Practice good dental habits

One of the best ways to guarantee successful dental visits in the future is to keep up with good oral hygiene. Show them how to brush and floss their teeth, as well as set a good example by doing these things yourself.

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