Ask a Grand Rapids Dentist: Tips for Positive Dental Visits for Children

October 9th, 2014 by ifi-admin

Cute little girl on the meadow with flowerAt Tournell Family Dentistry, we know that having a positive experience at the dentist will benefit children. Our professional staff ensures your child feels at home.

As a parent, there are things you can do before your child’s appointment to help ensure the visit is a positive one. The following tips are present courtesy of the ADA.

  • Don’t let anyone tell your child scary stories about dental visits.
  • Don’t let your child know if you feel any anxiety about going to the dentist.
  • Don’t bribe your child to go to the appointment.
  • Never use a dental visit as a punishment or threat.
  • Do try to make your child’s dental visit an enjoyable outing.
  • Set a good example by brushing your own teeth twice a day, cleaning between your teeth daily, eating a balanced diet, and visiting the dentist regularly.

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