NW Calgary Dentists at Ranchlands Dental share some tips to make your child’s first dental visit a happy one. The first step is to not view going to the dentist as a negative event. Developing a healthy opinion towards regular visits to a Calgary Dentist is essential to establishing positive dental experiences and creating a lifetime of dental health. Talking to your child about visiting the dentist in a positive manner will help make the first visit one to remember – for all the right reasons.
Brushing and flossing your teeth in front of your child is a great start in letting them see how easy it is to take care of your teeth and dental health – and by letting them participate when you take care of your teeth is an easy, but effective way, to instill good home care. Explaining that everyone goes to the dentist – Grandmas, teachers, siblings and even dentists themselves all visit the dentist to ensure that their teeth and gums are healthy. In fact taking your child to the dentist with an older sibling is a great introduction to what happens during a dental visit. For a younger child to witness their sibling having fun and being rewarded for good behaviour and being cavity free is the best way for a young child to experience a trip to the dentist. Sometimes there is anxiety surrounding dental visits – this is normal – but the more positive you can be, the less anxiety your child will feel.
General Dentists in NW Calgary at Ranchlands Dental Centre welcome new patients of all ages and dental needs and encourage you to call the office today to schedule an appointment. Offering Cerec – Same Day Crowns, Zoom Whitening, and Invisalign teeth straightening system – along with all routine General Dental procedures – makes Ranchlands Dental a great place to discover amazing dental health. Call today or contact the office online to schedule an appointment.