Do you struggle to help your toddler feel calm, comfortable and entertained in the dental chair? If so, you’re not alone. There are many parents who struggle as well. Dental appointments for toddlers can be frustrating for many. Fortunately, we can work as a team to help your child have a more successful pediatric dental appointment. To do so, our dentists, Dr. Samuel Bailey and Dr. JD Reimschissel encourage you to do the following things:
-Stay calm and collected. If you are relaxed, your child will likely be relaxed as well.
-Hold your child’s hand during the treatment. This can help them feel the comfort they need.
-Give your child calming music to listen to. This can help slow their heart rate and also keep them distracted during the appointment.
-Let your child watch their favorite television show or movie on your phone or tablet. This can entertain them.
-Use calm, simple and encouraging words during the appointment. Using complicated and scary words can make your child overwhelmed and nervous, which won’t help your child feel comfortable in the dental chair.
For more information and details about how to have a successful pediatric dental appointment in Taylorsville, Utah, please contact West Valley Pediatric Dentistry at 801-417-8080. Our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and help you need, and we look forward to hearing from you!