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How to Make Visits to the Dentist Pleasant for Children?

24 Mar Posted in Active Lifestyle

Going to the dentist is not at all a fun or amusing activity, not for adults and certainly not for children. Just the sound of the drill approaching your teeth takes you a step closer to your worst nightmare. However, visiting the dentist’s office, however unpleasant it might be, it is necessary, of course if you want a beautiful, white smile. If adults have their own word as far as dentist is concerned, children need to visit this doctor. It is important that a real specialist see what is going one, if the teeth are healthy or whether or not braces are necessary. If you are a parent, surely you can remember the last time you took your child to the dentist. Quite frankly it is an experience difficult to forget. Your son or daughter is screaming all the way to the doctor, but so loud that you can no longer here yourself thinking. It simply a terrible mistake that no one should go through, but somehow everyone does. With a few simple ideas, dentists could help parents. They could make their office look friendly and children would no longer fear this moment. Items like a satin ribbon or a cute puppet with friendly smile all contribute to a completely different image.

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Since it has already been mentioned, one of the ideas dentists could try to turn their office into a more welcoming space would that of using satin ribbons, bigger or smaller, to decorate it. It is a known fact that the dentist chair is just frightening and dentists have to think of a way to sweeten this place. For example, the specialist could decorate the famous chair with small ribbons of different colors. Also, as you know the dentist has to wear a specific costume. Although most such specialists choose white costumes, while other go for green or blue. A dentists taking on children should have a fun and cheerful suit, preferably one that is full of cartoon characters or funny animals. This will certainly help children relax.

Also, another idea would be to offer children rewards after the routine check-up takes place. Although no dentist should offer children sweets, there are other rewards one can offer. Fruits are a great choice. For instance, an apple after each check-up is a great measure. It is true that apples are no candies, but when the dentist offers that apple, the child will perceive the gesture as kindness and will no longer feel scared about the specialist in question. The office itself could look better if it would be adequately decorated. Once again, familiar cartoons printed on the walls, this time might just be that the trick all children respond to. Keep children focused on something else, reward them for their silence and your work will children improve. Parents will thank you, because their trips to the dentist are calmer and certainly quieter. Dentists might want to consider one of the ideas mentioned above since in some cases the investment limits itself to purchasing only a few satin ribbons.