Prepare for a Dental Visit: 3 Helpful Tips for a Better Experience | Tucson, AZ

Prepare for a Dental Visit: 3 Helpful Tips for a Better Experience

Wondering how to prepare for a dental visit? Going to the dentist can be overwhelming for adults, and even more so for our little ones. Although dentists are there to help, the thought of seeing one can sometimes cause anxiety. For this reason, our pediatric dentists in Tucson, AZ work extra hard on making every experience a positive one. Follow these helpful tips below to comfort your child before they make a visit.

1.     Watch Positive Videos

One way to prepare for a dental visit is to watch educational videos. Begin by finding short clips that will keep your little one engaged. Be sure to check them out first and ensure that they show positive experiences. Then, listen to the words that are used, how the patient reacts, and the environment. Our office in Tucson is sports-themed and filled with fun stuff for kids. As a result, our patients have the most comfortable visits possible!

2.     Read Fun Books!

Another way to comfort your child is to read dental books. There are many options when it comes to books about cleaning teeth. A couple of our favorites are:

The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss

Brush Your Teeth Please by Leslie McGuire

Choose colorful and short reads, like these rhyme or pop-up books!

3.     Role Play

Finally, after watching videos and reading books about happy visits to the dentist, try role playing with your child. You can pretend to be the dentist, or even let your little one do the work first! Most importantly, have your child lay back and practice opening their mouth while you take a look. This is an excellent way to avoid surprises when they have a real visit to the dentist, and they might even look forward to it!

Prepare for a Dental Visit at Great Grins

Give us a call at (520)325-4746 to visit the BEST pediatric dentists in town! Dr. Wolfman and Dr. Lele specialize in dental care for infants, children, and teens. Let us help your child sport a winning smile!

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  1. Thank you so much for providing such a great information about dentistry.
    Reply October 15, 2018 at 7:13 am

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