Your Kid’s First Time at the Dentist

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The first time you take your kid to the dentist, you’ll be faced with a few challenges. It’s a new environment for most kids and one that’s full of things that can potentially be scary. From sharp-looking instruments to bright lights and drills, there’s a lot that can scare kids.

Luckily, we know how to help you prepare your kids for their first visit with a dentist in New Albany, Ohio. These tips will help make the experience – and hopefully, the ones that follow – a pleasant experience.

Don’t talk about pain
Even if you know for sure that your kid has some problems that may need attention, like fillings, tooth decay or gum disease, don’t talk about how it may or may not hurt. Chances are that Dr. Timothy Backiewicz can fix whatever is wrong with minimal discomfort for your child. Telling your kids it might hurt is just a good way to get them nervous.

Focus on the rewards
Here at New Albany Family Dentistry, we’re happy to make sure your child feels comfortable and safe at our office in a relaxed, caring atmosphere. This positive reinforcement helps your kids get excited about their next appointment. It also helps them remain more calm and happy throughout the cleaning process.

We want to help your kids have the best experience possible with Dr. Timothy Backiewicz. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 614-855-0202.