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How To Prepare Your Child for a Dental Visit

child in dentists surgery learning how to brush teeth with giant toothbrushAt Park View Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of New York, NY, our providers can offer quality care for children of all ages who are in need of a dental checkup, cleaning, or specific dental procedures. Drs. Rima Parikh, Deborah Pilla, Megan, Chin, and Raya Abu-Zahra work with children every day to ensure they are caring for their smiles properly. However, if you are a parent who is uneasy about what you can do to make your child’s first dental appointment a success, it may be time to talk to our team about some strategies to ensure a positive experience.

What Are Some Steps I Can Take To Prepare My Child for Their First Dental Visit?

The providers at Park View Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics can educate you on ways to make the first appointment at our practice a breeze! To prepare your child for their first dental visit, there are several steps you can take:

  • Bring toys, books, and comfort items. Providing familiar items that will help distract and calm your child can be beneficial during their first visit.
  • Schedule an appointment around nap time. You can take advantage of your child’s natural sleeping rhythms by scheduling their dental appointments when they are most rested and relaxed.
  • Read stories about a trip to the dentist. There are some great children’s books out there that tell a story about visiting the dentist! Reading these stories with your child can help them become more comfortable with what they may expect during their visit.
  • Speak positively. Setting a positive tone before and during the appointment is vital to ensure your child has a positive experience!

Schedule an Appointment With Our Team of Professionals Today!

Following these tips can help make your first dental appointment at Park View Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics successful and enjoyable for you and your child! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our practice is located in New York, NY, and is open to new patients in the community who are seeking quality dental care for their children. Call 212-879-6518 to request an appointment at our facility and find out more about making your child’s upcoming visit a success!

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