Kids and the Dentist – A First-Time Guide

The first time you take your kid to the dentist, you’ll be faced with a few challenges. It’s a new environment for most kids, and one that’s full of things that can potentially be scary. The first time for kids can be a frightening experience, making for a hard time for you, and your kids. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Luckily, we know how to help you prepare your kids for their first visit with a dentist in Glendale, Arizona.

Don’t talk about pain
Even if you know for sure that your kid has some problems that may need attention, like fillings, tooth decay or gum disease, don’t talk about how it may or may not hurt. Chances are that Dr. McKay Garrett can fix whatever is wrong with minimal discomfort for your child. If you tell your kids it might hurt, it’ll only make them more nervous about the experience.

Focus on the rewards
Here at Tooth Club For Kids, we’re happy to provide toys in the waiting room, as well as fun toys to keep after a kid’s dental appointment. This helps out in two ways – it gives kids something to look forward to after the appointment and provides an incentive to keep their teeth clean between appointments.

We want to help your kids have the best experience possible with Dr. McKay Garrett. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 602-843-1275.

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