When you talk with another adult friend about dental care, you can pretty much say whatever comes to mind and then backtrack or change course if you think you’re being too conservative, too blunt, or otherwise. However, when you’re discussing oral health care with your little ones, you know it’s important to be very thoughtful and careful about the words you choose. If you’re not sure about how to begin your approach, your children’s dentist explains some things that will most certainly resonate with your children for best results.
Talk About Who Else Gets Dental Care
Your children’s dentist suggests you remember that your little one isn’t sure about whether he or she is the only person who has to receive dental care, if this is a unique situation, or somewhere in between. To help your child feel less overwhelmed, we encourage you to remind him or her that everyone is getting care. From other children to teens, adults, and even you. So, it’s no big deal!
Show Them Your Smile
Does your son or daughter need a filling, crown, or something else? It’s always helpful to point to your own smile and to say, “Hey, look! I have one, too!” This helps your kids realize that they’re not the only ones who sometimes need a little help. Mom or Dad has had a filling (or otherwise) before and everything is just fine!
Stay Away From The Clinical
Your children’s dentist explains that being matter of fact is okay. However, dumping clinical terms on your child can feel confusing and will not resonate. Instead, keep it all simple for best results!
Ask For Tips To Talk With Kids About Dental Care
Remember that we can help you figure out how to best talk with your kids about dental care. Just ask for advice! Give us a call in Temecula, 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.