How can I prepare for child’s first family dental visit?
It is completely normal for your little ones to fuss during their dental visit and our family dentistry team is trained to make sure your baby is as comfortable as possible during their exam. Before their first visit, it may be helpful to familiarise your child with a dentist and the role that dentists play in taking care of their oral health and hygiene. This may include reading them children’s books about dentists or ‘playing dentist’ with them. to take care of their teeth, and familiarising them with their toothbrush.
You don’t need to explain too much. Our family dentistry team is well-trained to be able to talk with children. They will explain who they are and what they are trying to do at a level your child can understand and relate to. If you are nervous or anxious about the visit this can rub off on your child, so it’s best to stay positive and let the professionals do what they do best.