Getting kids excited about the dentist – or even willing to go – often feels like a more difficult task than it should be. After all, isn’t oral health something simple enough for everyone to understand – including kids?
Well, not always. Here at Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County in Mentor, Ohio, we understand that. Dr. Andrea Miller and Dr. Lisa Richard have years of experience treating children and know how to get younger kids looking forward to their annual checkups.
Here are just a few of the tips our team has for parents looking to change their children’s attitude towards the dentist.
Focus on the rewards
One of the best things you can do to help your kids look forward to a dental office visit is to focus on the rewards they earn after going. Whether it’s a prize or toy from the doctor’s office, or you take them out for a special treat afterward, having a positive incentive after the appointment helps out tremendously when motivating kids to enjoy the dentist.
Talk to them about oral health
If your kids are old enough, talk to them about why it’s important to brush, floss, and visit Dr. Andrea Miller and the team at Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County in Mentor, Ohio. Preventing cavities and keeping a mouth healthy is something a lot of kids – even young ones – can understand.
Be an example
Lastly, make sure that you practice what you preach. If your kids see you taking care of your teeth – and visiting the dentist yourself – they’re much more likely to enjoy their time in the office.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (440)266-1740.