How to prepare your child for a dentist?
How to prepare a child for a dentist, for dental treatment? Parents are usually worried about how the child will react to this procedure, whether it injures him. This is a very important event. After all, everyone wants the child to postpone the visit to the dentist as calmly as possible.
Initially, the child has no fear of the dentist. Therefore, do not scare the child with horrible stories about dentists. The same applies to parental behavior. If parents are worried, worried, afraid, then the child will begin to panic, seeing such a reaction from their parents. So the sympathetic glances and comforts that it will not hurt are not helpers here. After all, a child can realize that if his parents are so worried about him, then something bad is waiting for him, something that should be feared, avoided. Thus, the first visit to the dentist can be a psychological trauma for the child. In addition, the anxiety of the child during treatment will interfere with the doctor’s quality of work.
Do not feel sorry for the child, cry with him, and so on. In this situation, sympathy is permissible only in a minimal form, otherwise it is harmful to the child’s psyche. If you are calm, then the child will feel more confident.
Of course, preventive discussions about dental treatment should be carried out with the child. It is necessary to explain to him why this is necessary, how this happens. No need to scare him, but also should not greatly embellish reality. It is necessary to explain to him why caries occurs, how to get rid of it and what will happen if it is not treated. Explain that only a doctor can help, and then the teeth will not hurt. Warn that may be a little unpleasant. In many cases, the right attitude to treatment is the key to success. After all, with the help of drugs you can get rid of pain, but fear so simply will not recede. And this is the task of parents – to help the child understand what is happening and respond appropriately.
It is better if a visit to the dentist will be scheduled at a time when the child is in a good mood. This may be the period after sleep or eating. After eating, less saliva is released, therefore, the quality of the dentist’s work improves.
The correct behavior of the child at the dentist during dental treatment should be encouraged. At the same time, one cannot follow his whims, if any. After all, if you fulfill all his wishes, you will never be able to achieve the desired results in treatment. In general, this applies not only to dental treatment, but the inoculation of the right attitude to dental care and their treatment in childhood will have a beneficial effect on the health of the child in the future.
You should also warn the doctor if the child has any chronic diseases. After all, there are cases when treatment must be carried out in special conditions. For example, if there is a need for emergency medical care in case of deterioration of well-being during treatment. There are also contraindications for the use of drugs.
A proper attitude to dental treatment and hygiene should be developed in childhood, when the teeth are still in excellent condition. And then your child will delight you with his health and a beautiful smile.