What Not To Say About Dentists To Your Children

By June 6, 2017August 12th, 2018Blog, Pedodontic Services

Talking to your children about our children’s dentistry Orange County services can make all the difference in helping those little ones feel  more comfortable about early visits. Of course when your little ones aren’t familiar with us here at 7 Day Dental, the whole experience can be a little intimidating at first.

Anaheim children’s dentistry Orange CountyThat’s why we’ve put together a few helpful suggestions about what you shouldn’t say to your child about their visit to the dentist. Specifically, here’s a list of the kind of words that you need to avoid when your child is going to visit the dentist for the first time.


Frightening words

Here at 7 Day Dental, we’ve gone out of our way to make the offices where you will bring your child as comfortable and appealing as possible. We hate to ruin that carefully put together atmosphere by having mom and dad use some words that might scare their little ones.

We know exactly how to replace words like drill and cavity with some nice terms that won’t put your child on the defensive as soon as they walk into our offices. Mom and dad should avoid words like needle or shot before they come in too.


Don’t guess

Talking about what will happen if your child needs a filling and how good fluoride treatments are might only scare them. We suggest at our children’s dentistry Orange County offices that you stay away from speculating about the different things that might happen on their first visit. Trying to make the whole trip to our offices as positive as possible is a much better idea.

Also, you need to keep in mind that bribing your children in advance of their visit to behave well is not a good idea. In fact it might even increase their apprehension about what will go on during the visit and build up of fear before you even arrive.

7 Day Dental is a family dentistry office that is dedicated to making sure your  smile stays bright through all stages of your lifetime. It is especially important to us to get a good start with your children and that’s why we suggest you bring them in for a first visit as soon as their first teeth start to come in.

Helping us make a good first impression on your son and daughter can ensure they carry out a dental hygiene routine that lasts a lifetime.