Before your child visits a kids dentist in Carlsbad, our office suggests that you help them prepare by talking with the child at home and playing games that are closely related to going to the dentist. Helping your child feel at ease with people looking at their teeth will allow the child to be more comfortable at the dental appointment.
There are several things that you can do at home with your child. If the child is old enough, talk with them about what will be done while they are at the dentist. Use terms that they can understand, such as the fact that the dentist is going to count their teeth (the checkup portion of the appointment), and tickle their gums (the cleaning portion of the appointment).
You can also help your child to prepare by pretending to be a dentist. You can be the dentist and count their teeth, and then have them pretend to be the dentist and count your teeth. These role playing games are a great way to help them child be more comfortable with people touching their mouth, so they are more likely to be cooperative during their appointment with a kids dentist in Carlsbad.
We want your child to have a good experience at the dentist, call Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry at: (760) 633-1131