Downtown Eagle River, Alaska
12641 Old Glenn Hwy Suite 203
Eagle River, AK 99577
(907) 622-5437

How to Explain Dentist Visits to Your Children & Make Them Comfortable July 15, 2016

Downtown Eagle River, Anchorage
How to Explain Dentist Visits to Your Children & Make Them Comfortable, Anchorage, Alaska

For many children, visiting the dentist can be scary. Thankfully, Discovery Dental in Eagle River, Alaska, has a few tips to make every kid’s dental visit less intimidating. 

How To Prepare Children For Dentist Visits

imageBe Creative 

Tell fun stories about going to the dental clinic, and use colorful picture books to get your kids interested in having a checkup and oral hygiene. You can even use props and “play dentist” to show them what the dentist may do or say while examining their teeth. Role playing can help your kids feel more comfortable when it’s time for their appointment.

Use Positive Words 

Choose your words carefully when talking with your kids about the dentist. Words such as “hurt,” “syringe,” “pain,” and “blood” may scare them. Use positive and colorful words as much as possible. 

Family DentistExplain The Importance Of Visiting The Dentist 

Using easy-to-understand words, explain to your kids that good oral hygiene will prevent them from having cavities that could ruin their smile. They should understand that the dentist’s job is the help them keep their teeth and gums healthy and strong. Many parents find it helpful to use the American Dental Association’s interactive website, Mouth Healthy™ Kids, to explain the basic principles of oral care.

Choose The Right Dental Clinic 

Look for a kid-friendly dental clinic that can help your children relax whenever they have oral checkups. The family dentist at Discovery Dental offers a relaxing and fun environment so your children may actually start looking forward to their next checkup.

The caring and compassionate team at Discovery Dental will make sure your children’s experiences at the dentist office are soothing and positive. They invite parents to join them in the examination room during appointments, and they’re always respectful of each individual family’s needs. To set up an appointment, call them at (907) 622-5437, or visit their website to learn more about the Eagle River dental clinic.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Discovery Dental
3 Tips on Dental Care for Kids, Anchorage, Alaska
Oral bacteria can be dangerous for little ones, causing everything from simple cavities to widespread inflammation. Fortunately, parents can help their children avoid the more
3 Key Qualities to Look For in a Pediatric Dentist, Anchorage, Alaska
Dental visits can be traumatic experiences for children. Kids are naturally frightened and apprehensive of the unknown, and the cold, sterile environment of many dentists’ more
5 Ways to Keep a Child Calm When Visiting the Pediatric Dentist, Anchorage, Alaska
Many children get anxious when visiting their pediatric dentist. Luckily, as a parent, there are plenty of steps you can take to make the experience easier for both of you. At more
Kids Dentist Highlights 5 Top Foods for Children’s Teeth , Anchorage, Alaska
For cavity prevention, steering clear of sugar is one of the best steps for kids. Discovery Dental reminds parents that keeping teeth healthy isn’t just about cutting out more
When Should Your Child's Pediatric Dentist Visits Begin?, Anchorage, Alaska
It's a good idea to promote oral hygiene practices for your children, but when is the best time to start making regular trips to the pediatric dentist? There are a few simple more