Dentists are sometimes associated with doctors. This can make your child’s first dentist appointment a difficult experience. Our Wicker Park Dentist is here to make your child feel comfortable and ready to take on the dentist! Did you know that there are many ways to make sure the dentist is a fun experience? Let us help make the first visit to your Wicker Park Dentist easy and fun.
Give a Play-By-Play
Give your child all the facts about the visit before you head over to the dentist—a good start would be to head over to YouTube to watch kid-friendly videos about the dentist. This way, they can see pictures of the office, of the employees, and of all the appliances that they may see in person.
Dentist = The Good Guys
Associate the dentist with the good guys, with the people who want you to be healthy! It’s important to take care of your teeth and the sooner children know about oral health, the better. Your child already knows that brushing and flossing their teeth are routine. Make sure that they know that even though the dentist visit happens only once or twice a year, this is still a routine as well.
Goodie Bags and More
Just like birthday parties, some dentists give out goodie bags at the end of each visit. The bag is filled with a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and sometimes even a sticker. Children love goodies and you can tell them if they are a good patient, they will receive a goodie bag at the end of their visit.
Our Wicker Park pediatric dentists know how to create a pleasant experience. After your child visits EV Dental Centre, they may even be counting for the next time they get to see their dentist superhero!