How can I prepare my child for their first visit?
This is an excellent question, and it’s a great idea to help get your little one ready for their new adventure, so they get excited about it and not see it as a scary experience.
The goal is for their first visit to our office to be low stress and fun, and there are things you can do to help us accomplish this:
- Search online or visit your library for children’s books that help your little one understand (on their level) what the dentist is all about.
- If they have an older sibling who has a dental appointment, bring your younger child with you so they can get used to us and the office setting before it’s time for their first visit. Or, bring your child to your next checkup.
- Keep your negative thoughts about dentistry to yourself; the last thing you want is to frighten them even before they reach our office.
The team at Fairfax Dental Associates, enjoys treating children, and we value the trust you place in us to be part of their first dental experience. We can assure you that we have treated many children and understand what we need to do to help them feel safe and secure with us.
If your child is starting to get their baby teeth and you’re looking for a practice that offers gentle dentistry for kids in Fairfax, please call our office so we can get started. We look forward to helping your child develop a positive attitude about their oral health care that will last a lifetime.