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It’s no secret that most children don’t particularly enjoy a dental visit. Often that’s because children don’t go to the dentist regularly from a young age, and their first visit is to take care of a cavity.

If that’s the case with you and your child, let’s look at some things you can do to help your kids calm down and more thoroughly enjoy the dentist.

Don’t talk about drills
Sure, a drill is what Dr. Neal Smith uses to help fill a cavity, but there’s no reason for you to tell your child that’s what’s going to happen. They’ll get images of their father and his big drill working on their tiny teeth and refuse to even get in the car to go to the appointment.

Stay positive

It’s important that, as a parent, you stay as positive and happy as possible. Your calming influence will show your kids that there’s nothing to worry about when getting a cavity filled. It’ll also show them that the dentist’s office isn’t a place to be scared. This will do wonders in helping your children develop lasting oral health habits that’ll go with them into adulthood.

No more pain
You can also let your children know that our team at Central Washington Pediatric Dentistry is going to help their teeth not hurt anymore, which is usually one of the best ways to get a stubborn child to cooperate with a dental visit.

If you need more help, or have other questions, call us today at 509-248-2973.