How Pediatric Dentists in Wilmington Can Make Visits Less Stressful for Children

January 10, 2020 12:02 pm
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Visiting pediatric dentists in Wilmington can be stressful for any child.

Here are some tips to reduce the stress of any child visiting a pediatric dentist:
  1. Options Matters.  Giving children at pediatric dentist offices choices, even over “small” things made a world of difference.  Allow the children to choose the toothbrush they like and ask them how they like the lighting in the office.  It makes them feel like they have at least some control over their visit.
  2. Confidence is Key.  Children whose caretakers showed they were confident in the abilities of their pediatric dentist were also a lot less stressed about their visit.  Parents can read their children positive reviews and talk about how pleasant it was to talk to the employees on the phone.
  3. Attitude.  The attitude of the pediatric dentist’s staff was also an influencing factor in calming down potentially stressed children, who are more tuned in to body language than many adults realize. Our staff is friendly and tries to avoid any negative body language, which could potentially cue children to think something isn’t right.
  4. Don’t Prolong the Inevitable.  The longer children have to wait in reception and/or for the pediatric dentist, the more anxious nervous children become.  We try our best to keep all our patients from having to wait too long, especially our younger patients!
It may not seem like much, but having a pediatric dentist in Wilmington who is aware of the tiny but impactful details to make their pediatric patients comfortable goes a long way.   Does your child stress out at the thought of visiting a pediatric dentist?  Schedule an appointment online today with Dr. Garrett in Wilmington, NC, and feel free to give us a call at (910) 763-3679 if you have any questions or concerns about the visit!