If you’re a parent who wishes there was a way to keep their toddler calm, comfortable and entertained in the dental chair, then of our dentists are more than happy to help you. Toddler dental appointments can be tough and frustrating, but there are things our dental team will do to help the appointment be as successful as possible. There are also things you can do to help. Those things are:
-Stay calm during the appointment. Your child can tell when you are uptight, anxious or nervous. If they notice it, they will likely start to feel that way as well.
-Hold your child’s hand during the appointment. This can comfort your child while they receive treatment.
-Give your child calming music to listen to. This can help slow their heart rate and also keep them distracted during the appointment.
-Let your child watch their favorite television show or movie on your phone or tablet. This can entertain them.
-Avoid using words that might scare your child, like shot, pain and hurt. Using these words can make your child anxious and nervous, which can make the appointment more difficult.
Would you like to know more about how to have a successful pediatric dental appointment? If so, please contact our dental team at Echeverri Dental Center. When you dial 713-956-8767, we will be more than happy to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. Please come and see us at our office or please call.