It can be scary for a child to visit the dentist for the first time. But a little preparation beforehand can go a long way toward making the visit a lot more pleasant for not only the child, but also you and everyone else involved. Here’s some information on things you can do to make the visit go as smooth as possible.
Do a Little Homework
A lot of parents assume they should take their children to the dentist they visit themselves. But this isn’t always the best option. You want to make sure the dentist treats children on a regular basis. At Angleton Family Dental, we have a great deal of experience working with children, and know how to keep them from getting nervous while they’re in our office.
Share Medical Information
You’ll also want to provide your dentist with a list of any medical issues your child may be experiencing, as well as any medications he or she may be taking. Have your pediatrician’s number handy just in case you need to get in touch with any questions.
Also, make sure you tell the dentist if your child has a habit of sucking on his or her thumb, or a bottle or pacifier. This will let your dentist know that a thorough jaw examination will be needed.
Get in touch with Angleton Family Dental and we’ll help you be as prepared as possible for your child’s first visit to the dentist. Contact us online or call (979) 308-4450 and one of our experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have.