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We recognize what it’s like to have a newborn squirming at the dentist’s office. Trust us, we’ve been there, both in our personal lives with our own children and in our professional lives. Here are a few tips you can follow to make your visit to our office a bit easier, for you and for your little one.

First, and perhaps most importantly, don’t set up an appointment during your child’s nap schedule! A shortage of sleep and quiet time will form a lack of sleep for you later as you deal with a headache resultant from their temper tantrums. You can also aid your child to behave a little better at the dentist’s office by giving them a tiny treat before their checkup, but be sure to brush their chompers again if you do so.

Instead of feeding them snacks while you wait for your appointment to begin, hold off on treats until after your visit. This will help our team inspect and clean your child’s teeth faster. Finally, breathe! We enjoy working with children and recognize that getting the hang of visiting our office can take some time.

If you would like to contact the practice of Dr. Andrea Miller, please phone (440)266-1740 now to speak with the Mentor, Ohio, Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County office staff. Let us help your child get the dental care they need!