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How We Help Kids Feel Comfortable at Our Office

May 25, 2021 1:15 am

We understand that many patients don’t look forward to visiting the dentist and that it can be especially intimidating for some young children. In this post, we’ll let you know what we do here at Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics to make the experience of visiting the dentist more enjoyable and less stressful for your children.

Our Kid-Friendly Office

Here at Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we want all of our patients to feel at ease when they visit us. We offer a carefully designed kid-friendly environment that will help your child feel excited to visit our office! We offer inviting amenities, such as comfy blankets, TVs, movie glasses, video games, a play area with a variety of different toys, books and magazines, a cavity-free club, prizes, and complimentary beverages. Our team is

If your child is feeling particularly nervous or scared, we can recommend dental sedation. We offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation in our office and general anesthesia at a nearby hospital.

How You Can Help Your Child Feel More Comfortable About the Dentist

As a parent or caregiver, you can help your child prepare for their dental visit.

First, teach your child good oral hygiene and oral health habits by setting a positive example. Let them see you brush and floss your own teeth. Eat balanced meals together, including tooth-healthy snacks. Drink plenty of water and avoid tobacco products.

Additionally, discuss with your child the importance of both at-home oral healthcare and routine visits to the dentist. Use age-appropriate explanations, pictures, and videos. There are many children’s books that can jumpstart and guide your discussion, such as:

  • The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  • Curious George Visits the Dentist by H. A. Rey
  • ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth From A to Z by Harriet Ziefert
  • The Crocodile and the Dentist by Taro Gomi
  • What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist by Heidi Murkoff
  • Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer
  • The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss

Children’s Dentistry in Lytle, TX

For a personalized dental experience, bring your child to a pediatric dentist like Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Our team understands the unique needs and fears of our young patients, including those with special needs. We have the experience, technology, and skills to help each patient feel at ease during their visit with us.

So, are you ready to set up an appointment for your child? Contact us today!

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