Taking your child to dental appointments can be stressful, difficult, and even discouraging, right? If this is the case for you, our Tetting & Tetting, D.D.S. dental team has some helpful tips that can make your child’s dental appointment more successful and stress-free.
First, bring your child in to see Dr. Drs. Paul and Faith Tetting at the right time. It’s recommended to bring your child in for treatment at a time they won’t be grumpy. It’s best to avoid bringing them into our office during their naptime or at a time when they need to eat. For older children, it’s best to not bring them in right after school or extracurricular activities. Usually, kids don’t have the energy to deal with an appointment after these things.
Second, be an example for your child. It’s best to schedule your appointment, if you have one, before your child’s appointment. That way they can watch you while you’re in the dental chair and know that if you can do it, they can do it.
Third, suppress your anxiety. If you feel nervous, anxious, or scared at the dental office, your child will most likely feel it too. This is why we ask you to do your best to suppress your nerves and anxiety. If you feel relaxed and comfortable in the dental chair, there is a chance your child will feel that way as well.
Call our office today at 920.739.9612 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to make your child’s dental appointment more successful in Appleton, Wisconsin. The sooner you call us, the sooner we’ll be able to help you and the sooner your child’s dental appointments will be better. We look forward to helping you!