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Does your child struggle in the dental office? If so, our Smiley Dental Forest Lane team has some tips that might help improve your child’s dental experience in Dallas, Texas! For a more positive and successful dental appointment, try doing the following things:

Bring your child in at the right time
If your child is tired or cranky, the dental appointment won’t go as well as you’d hoped, which is why we ask that you do not bring your child in during their naptime. We also ask that you avoid bringing them in after their nap if they tend to be cranky when they wake up. For older children, it’s best to avoid bringing them in after school or camp if they don’t seem to have the energy.

Set an example
If you act like the dental office is no big deal, your child will feel relaxed and safe in the dental chair. If possible, sit down in the chair before your child does and have the dentist examine your smile first. If you do this, it will show your child that everything will be OK.

Feed your child prior to the appointment
If your child comes to their appointment with an empty stomach, they won’t feel comfortable and they will be grumpy. So, it’s best to feed your child before their dental appointment, but please remember to have them brush their teeth after they’re done with their meal or snack.

Leave your anxiety at the door
If your child thinks you’re anxious and nervous, they will be as well. So, it’s best to leave your anxiety at the door and do all you can to feel relaxed and carefree.

For more details and tips, please call 972.484.5400 today and talk to Dr. or a member of our helpful dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we are happy to give you the information you need to help your child enjoy the dental office!