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5 Tips to Prepare Your Child for a Successful First Dentist Visit August 29, 2016

Anchorage, Anchorage County
5 Tips to Prepare Your Child for a Successful First Dentist Visit, Anchorage, Alaska

Teamwork is the secret to success when it comes to your kid’s dental care. A trusted children’s dentist in Anchorage—such as Alaska Dentistry for Kids—can provide the services and committed care your child needs to maintain a healthy smile. At the same time, parents play an important role in developing good dental habits for their children.

To start off on the right foot, Alaska Dentistry for Kids notes that there is a lot you can do to prepare a child for their first appointment with a children’s dentist, such as:

  • Staying Calm: If a parent is anxious about child’s dental care, it is more likely that he or she will be nervous during the first appointment. And if you are anxious about something, take a tour of the facility beforehand and be sure to get answers to any questions you may have about your kid’s dental care.
  • children's dentistDiscussing Teeth With Positivity: Try talking to your child about dental care to explain why going to the dentist is so important. Make sure to approach the subject with positivity, so that your child can feel good about caring for his or her teeth.
  • Practicing Brushing Regularly: Many parents schedule their child’s first dentist appointment as soon as the first tooth emerges—or even sooner. While this may seem young, it’s important to engage in regular dental care. 
  • Rewarding Dental Accomplishments: Plan something positive for your child to do after their visit to a kid’s dentist, such as going to a movie or getting a special treat. These small rewards can give a kid good incentive to embrace their appointment. 
  • Bringing Special Items: If your child has a special stuffed animal, toy, or blanket, feel free to bring it to the dental office. Having this comfort on hand can help relax a child before and during the appointment.

Have more questions about children’s dentistry in Anchorage? Alaska Dentistry for Kids has a lot of helpful resources and information on their website—and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Call (907) 274-2525 to ask about kid’s dental care or to make your child’s first appointment.

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