If you have a toddler or a young child that will be visiting a kids dentist in Carlsbad, then it is a good idea to prepare them for the dental appointment by playing a few fun games with them at home. Most children are not used to opening their mouth so that other people can look in, so it is a good idea to practice these games which will make them more comfortable at their dental appointment.
The first game that you can play is to open your mouth at the child, and invite the child to look in and see your teeth and tongue. Let the child put their finger in your mouth to feel your teeth. Then, reverse the game and have them open their mouth so that you can look in to count their teeth.
Another way to play a game with them is by pretending to be a dentist. Talk with them about how you are looking to see how healthy their teeth are, and invite them to be the dentist by looking to see the health of your teeth. Playing these games can help your child to be more cooperative when they visit a kids dentist in Carlsbad.
Call Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry to learn about other fun ways to encourage your child to have good dental health: (760) 633-1131