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Some children find the dental office to be a little scary, but we are committed to helping them feel calm and comfortable in our care. To help your child enjoy a pleasant dental experience, use some of the following tips to promote comfort and relaxation:

– Explain the purpose and process of the dental visit ahead of time. Discuss the reason for the visit and why it’s needed without using any dramatic or graphic language. If you are unsure what happens during the appointment, let your child know they can ask our dentist and team lots of questions.

– Answer questions honestly. Providing honest, gentle answers tells your child that the dental office is predictable and safe and not a cause for worry.

– Stay with your child during the visit. Stay by your child’s side during the appointment so that they feel more comfortable while having their smile treated.

– Praise your child for the positive aspects of their visit. An appointment full of positive vibes will help your child feel successful and accomplished after their dental care.

If you have questions about how to help your child feel comfortable at the dentist, or you would like to learn more about pediatric dentistry in Charlotte, North Carolina, please call University Pediatric Dentistry at 704-688-1664 and speak with Dr. Amy Tennyson and our team.