Before going to the dentist, it is important to explain to the child what will happen during the visit and set it to positive so that she does not have fear of these doctors in the future.
Children’s dentist Kateryna Kuznetsova writes about this.
1. Tell us what the dentist will do
Explain to the child that the doctor will examine the teeth first, you may need cleaning or treatment. She should know that the doctor will tell her what to do during the visit. Parents should say that dental treatment is necessary because it depends on health. Remember to mention that the child should open his mouth during the visit.
2. Show an example of a visit to the doctor
No matter how old the child is, the doctor advises you to show yourself how you go in and the office, sit in a chair and open your mouth, pulling your tongue. You can try to do this with a child in front of a mirror.
If there are older children in the family, they can demonstrate how to treat the doctor properly. After that, a younger child would go to the doctor to repeat the movements. This is a simulation effect that works very well.
3. Watch cartoons
To instill in your child a love for dentists, watch a cartoon that shows a good doctor. So the child will understand that the doctor can help the person.