Two Helpful Tips For A Child’s Visit To The Dentist
February is Children’s Dental Health Month — a month dedicated to the awareness and promotion of healthy hygiene habits in children, which includes the importance of routine dental hygiene examinations. At Ackley Dental Group, we are proud to offer personalized dental care for each stage of life, including our young patients who are in need of their first dental visit. It is recommended for children to visit the dentist within six months after the eruption of their first tooth or around their first birthday; however, we know that, due to a variety of reasons, there are many children much older than one who have not yet visited the dentist. No matter the reason, there is no time like the present to make their first appointment.
Ways to Help Ease Nerves
No matter the age of the patient, dental checkups are essential for any healthy, beautiful smile. We know that many of our patients experience nerves when visiting our office, and those nerves can be especially heightened for a child when it is their first visit. We wanted to share two important ways that you can help ease the nerves of your child or young loved one before their first visit:
Introduce the Dentist
There are a number of resources available to children before their first dental visit. Children’s books and many popular cartoons have created content that is perfect to introduce the dentist and shows what can be expected during the first visit. We also recommend taking a look at our website to see pictures of our dentists and team members.
Get Excited About the Dentist
Speak about visiting the dentist in a positive manner. Even if you are nervous when visiting our office, do your best to keep all conversations about the dentist upbeat. It is important that the dentist’s office is viewed as a positive place.
If your child is of age and has not visited the dentist for their first appointment, we recommend calling to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you and your family in our office located in Spring Hill, FL