Scheduling Your Child’s Back-to-School Dental Appointment:
To begin with, make sure to schedule an appointment that will fit comfortably into your child’s schedule. Their dental visit should be scheduled around nap times and meal times. A tired and hungry patient is rarely a happy patient, no matter what the age. It is also important to try and schedule children’s dental appointments when they are not rushed. Choose a day when your child doesn’t have too many other activities going on. This way your child will be more relaxed and have the energy to complete an entire dental visit.
Leading By Example:
Whenever you are scheduling multiple children for their routine dental visit, have the most seasoned child go first. Children will have their own emotions about going to the dentist. Leading by example is a great way for a child that is more reserved to learn what to expect. If they see a family member have a good experience, this can help them gain the confidence that they too will have a good experience.