It’s easy to find yourself wondering if there’s something you should be telling your kids about dental care. You know that you should probably keep any particularly negative or scary stories to yourself, even if you think the message of those stories is a beneficial one. You also know that you can repeat yourself until you’re blue in the face and that doesn’t mean your lovely little ones will take your suggestions very seriously. The good news is that when it comes to having a general good feeling about home and professional care, your children’s dentist can help you feel confident about communicating with your son or daughter.
#1: Everyone Goes To The Dentist
Especially if your little one hasn’t spent much time at the dentist’s office, he or she may feel like this is a very unique experience. Your children’s dentist suggests you remind your son or daughter that everyone goes to the dentist! As a result, little ones won’t feel alone in this series of new experiences but will have the sense that their friends are experiencing it, too!
#2: It’s Okay (Even Encouraged) To Ask Questions
Your children’s dentist suggests you remind your kids that it’s okay and even encouraged that they ask questions during a dental checkup. Of course, we will still need a tiny bit of quiet time to check and clean their teeth. However, there will be plenty of moments for them to ask about anything that’s on their mind regarding their smiles.
#3: Dental Care Is Fun!
Remind your little ones about how much fun dental care is. There are amazing toothpaste flavors, neat toothbrushes, cool instruments to be seen and used at our practice, and more!
Help Your Kids Learn To Love Dental Care
Bring your children in for their twice-annual visits, so we can help steer them toward a love of dental care (rather than away from it). Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.