Your child’s first visit to the dentist can be a stressful time. Hamby Family Dental Center has been regarded as Fuquay-Varina’s best dental practice, and are fully prepared to help keep you child at ease during his or her first visit. Whether or not your child is having anxiety about their first visit there are some pieces of advice we like to offer up to all parents looking to make the first trip to the dentist pain free.
Make it a Learning Experience
You can help remove some of the mystery of visiting the dentist for your child by helping them learn about dentistry before coming in. Educational videos on YouTube and answering questions to the best of your ability will help your child understand the importance of proper oral hygiene.
Help Them Feel at Home
Whether it means wearing a favorite super hero costume or bringing in a special toy, making your child feel like they are doing something fun and can be comfortable doing it should boost their courage.
Be Supportive and Keep It Simple
There is nothing more important to a child than knowing they have their parent’s love and support. By standing by you son or daughter’s side during their first visit they will feel much more comfortable having a familiar face nearby.
Also, make sure when answering questions to keep things simple to avoid confusing or scaring your child by mentioning the negatives of visiting the dentist, such as the use of sharp objects.
Contact Mike Hamby, DDS to Schedule an Appointment Today
If you are looking to schedule you son or daughter’s first dental appointment, Trust Hamby Family Dental Center. Give us a call at (919) 552-2431 or fill out our online contact form for more information.