Taking a toddler to the dentist for the first time can be a very challenging experience. It is something very new to them and you will most likely get some resentment especially once you get to the location. Here is a way to overcome that fear and make the experience more tolerable and enjoyable for all of you:
First explain why you are going in the first place. Sit them down and let them know that the dentist is a nice man/lady who was going to look at their teeth to make sure they were all okay. Let them know that the dentist is going to need to open their mouth and ask them to bite together and that they might touch their teeth. As a parent you may want to demonstrate beforehand to get them prepared.
After you prepped your toddler and did a “dry run” with them of how their experience is going to go, leave the rest to your dentist and the dental staff. At Gentle Dental we will take care of your toddler as if they were our own. With 10 pediatric specialty offices throughout South Florida there is always an office nearby.
Each Gentle Dental team creates a positive, fun atmosphere to allay any fear and anxiety toddlers may have about the dentist. We offer the latest treatments to keep their teeth and gums healthy to prevent problems in the future. We will also emphasize strong dental education for both parents and toddlers including teaching healthy hygiene habits.
To make an appointment for your toddler in one of our state-of-the-art pediatric facilities throughout South Florida call 1-888-513-7436.