For many children, the idea of visiting the dentist can be intimidating. At Klooster Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing the best care possible for family members of all ages, and that includes making the experience more exciting and enjoyable for your beloved kids. Here are a few tips to turn a trip to the dentist into a fun, not-scary-at-all event.
Check Out Our Children’s Nook
It is important to make a trip to the dentist enjoyable for your kids ― especially if it’s their first time. One way to associate good vibes while at our Holly Springs office is to show them our unique children’s nook. There, they will find games and books to occupy the waiting time, and they will receive a special “treasure” prize when they leave.
Bring Your Child In to Meet the Dentist
Something as simple as meeting the dentist prior to their visit can help to ease a child’s fears and make them more comfortable. The dentist is no longer an imaginary, scary, faceless authority figure, but is a genial person they can trust. Office hours are listed on our website, and you can call the office to schedule a consultation before your child’s visit.
Consider Using Sedation
Some parents may be reluctant to use sedation dentistry, but the method we use (Nitrous Oxide) is perfectly safe for kids. A sweet-smelling gas, nitrous oxide is often referred to as “laughing gas.” It can give your child good feelings and calm their nerves so that the dentist can provide the care they need. Even better, we provide a full five minutes of oxygen after the dental procedures are finished so that the child’s body gets rid of the effects of the nitrous oxide. This means they can go back to class that same day and feel normal!
Remember: even though kids’ teeth are eventually replaced with adult versions, it is important to care for them. Seeing the dentist regularly can help prevent problems from arising and can teach kids valuable oral healthcare strategies that they will carry for the rest of their lives. Book an appointment or schedule your children’s consultation today by filling out our online appointment request form.