How Can I Help My Child Have a Positive Upcoming Dental Appointment?

Your child deserves to have a positive dental experience. This can help them feel comfortable in the dental chair for many years to come. Dr. Michael O'Neill and our dental team will work hard to help your child enjoy their visit, but we also need your help. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help make that happen.

The first thing you can do is use positive language when you talk about anything dental related. This can help your child feel calm and relaxed when they sit in the dental chair. You can tell them how your dentist helped your smile when you had an appointment and now you can eat, talk, and laugh properly. There is no need to use negative language that will scare your child.

The second thing you can do is be there for your child during the appointment, but do not interject during the treatment. If you interject, it’s hard for our dental team to create a relationship with your child. It can also be confusing for your child if they hear multiple voices. It’s best to sit next to your child’s chair, hold their hand, and keep them calm and comfortable.

For more information on how to help your child have the best dental appointment possible at Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, please reach out to our dental team in Toledo, Ohio. We are here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t be shy to contact us at (419) 536-9196. We look forward to helping you!