How to Protect the Child From Stress - Simple Tips to Parents Before Visiting the Pediatric Dentist

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Do you remember your first visit to the dentist? Unfortunately, memories are often not pleasant: nasty drill buzzing sensations, harsh doctors, constantly asking to be patient! But it was hard to be patient; you just wanted it all to end as soon as possible so you would never have to enter this room again...

But in fact, we still have to visit our dentist plenty of times throughout our lifetime, which is why it is very important to do it on time without postponing the visits till the last moment. Therefore, it is important to protect your child from such an unpleasant experience.

In Familia clinic we pay great attention to the psychological aspect of childrens' treatment. Our doctors are both dentists and child psychologists at the same time. They are able to reach out to a young patient with any temperament. Our clinic has a team of highly qualified children’s anesthesiologists for manipulation of any complexity. This means that you can have your child’s teeth cared for at our clinic safely and efficiently.

Another nice thing - we give gifts after every procedure. But do not forget that relatives - Mom, Dad, Grandma are always the best psychologists for a child. And it takes only few minutes to cheer up your kid by using the following suggestions:

- Talk to your child before visiting the doctor. Tell him in detail what the dental clinic looks like and exactly what the doctor will do. Children are always fascinated by something new. They always want to be like adults. Such an "adult thing" as a dental check-up could cause a keen interest in their appointment as well. In addition, the unknown is always more scary than something known and predictable.

- Read a children's book about dentists together with your childer. That will help them to understand the importance of dental treatment in their lives.

-Do not focus on the fact that the procedure can be painful. Do not tell of unpleasant experiences, either of your own or of someone you know, even if the story seems funny or ridiculous.

- Do not put pressure on a child, appealing to "be brave", do not tease him for excessive timidity. Such methods often cause children’s aggression or form "false courage" and teach the child to hide his feelings and emotions.

- Try to create a pleasant atmosphere around the child, do not start a conflict with him, do not scold. It will be much easier for him to adapt to unfamiliar surroundings being in a good mood.

After visiting the doctor, do not hurry to take the child to kindergarten or school. Take a walk in the fresh air, stroll in the park, take a look at your favorite playground or take a pony ride. Our brain is initially set to forget unpleasant experiences, and fun together will help to do it much faster.