While some children may seem wary of the dentist, taking your child to the dentist is essential to ensure that their teeth are healthy. This also helps promote necessary oral hygiene habits. Nobody can blame a child that does not want to go to the dentist. After all, they are in an unfamiliar environment with unfamiliar people. While going to the dentist is essential, there are ways that you can help make the experience more enjoyable for your child.
Bring Them With You
Children often learn by watching. If visiting the dentist is something entirely new, they may feel more comfortable watching you do it first. They will see how the dentist interacts with you, as well as how you handle the situation. This can allow them to see that their preconceived ideas about visiting the dentist were incorrect. The dentist may interact with the child, letting them see the tools that they are using and showing that the tools do not hurt them. Giving a child a goodie bag at the end of the appointment will help to end it on a good note. Setting up going to the dentist with their parents as a field trip, can help the child look forward to the visit.
Choose the right dentist
To find the best pediatric dentist for your child, you may need to do some research. You will want to be able to find a dentist that meshes with your child’s personality and helps your child feel at ease. Schedule an appointment with the dentist and take note of how the dentist interacts with your child. Remember that dentists are people too and each one has a unique personality. Choose a dentist that makes jokes and helps your child feel comfortable in this new environment.
As a parent, you must stay calm during this experience. It is only natural that your child may be nervous or may even start to get fussy. They may start to whine or even get wiggly. Remember that your child is in an unfamiliar place and with an unfamiliar person. The dentist may request that you hold your child’s hand or they may ask you to stand away. Listen to what your dentist is instructing, as this will help to calm down your child and prevent them from grabbing the instruments.
During the dentist visit, make sure that you make a conversation with your child’s dentist. This will help you to get a feel for the dentist’s personality, as well as help your child feel at ease. If your child hears natural conversation in the room, it will help to eliminate any worries that might be stirring up in their head. It is especially helpful when dentists have a sense of humor. This can help a child’s anxieties to drift away and be replaced with laughter. This will help them view going to the dentist as a positive thing. Listed below are some really funny famous dentist jokes.
1. I didn’t know my uncle had a false tooth until it came out in conversation.
2. When I went to see my dentist the other day, he was on vacation. He had an assistant filling in for him.
3. I asked my friend about going to the dentist. He goes often and knows the drill.
4. I know a dentist who cannot stand tea. His name is Denis.
5. I made a twice-baked potato and took it to the dentist with me because it needed some fillings.
6. My friend got a gold filling and put her money where her mouth is.
7. Be nice to your dentist. They have fillings too.
8. My friend got her job at the dentist’s office by word of mouth.
9. Before a dentist can see patients, he has to go through many drills.
10. Dentists get on everyone’s nerves.
11. My dentist seemed distracted today. I guess he was brushing me off.
12. Our dentist's office is known as the filling station.
For a child going to the dentist, the whole experience can seem a little intimidating. However, proper oral health is essential. Having a humorous and experienced dentist can help to ease your child’s mind and make the visit more enjoyable.