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Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner

Make Your Child's Next Dental Visit Their BEST Dental Visit

February 18, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Zaner
Children's Dentist in Gaithersburg | Children Playing Dentist

As a parent, you want your child to be healthy and happy! This requires frequent visits to their doctors, dentist, and other health care providers to ensure that they feel their best. Building relationships with these providers helps your child feel at ease when they visit their practices. Here are a few tips for helping your child feel comfortable when they visit the dentist.

The First Visit

Children should start seeing the dentist no later than their first birthday, and they will continue their checkups every six months just like adults. These early visits help to check their oral development and get them acclimated to visiting the dentist. This is a great time for parents to talk with the dentist about the best ways to care for their child's teeth and oral health.

You can help them by avoiding scheduling these visits when it's their nap time so they will come to the dentist happy and well rested, rather than tired and cranky. Giving them a small snack or meal before they come is also a good idea so they're not hungry during their visit.

Don't Project Your Own Fears

If you feel uncomfortable at the dentist, you are not alone. However, it's important not to talk about your fears in front of your child or while they're at the dentist's office. Try to talk about the appointment in a positive way and keep your attitude upbeat.

There are also books about the dentist you and your little one can read before the appointment. And you can encourage your child to bring a favorite toy or stuffed animal along for comfort.

Call Lakeforest Dental Associates

At Lakeforest Dental Associates, we love taking care of children and strive to make every experience they have at our office pleasant. If you're looking for the best dentist in Gaithersburg, MD to take care of your child, look no further than Lakeforest Dental Associates. Give us a call today to arrange a convenient time for their next appointment.

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