How to Make Dental Visits Fun for Kids

October 19, 2019

Looking up into a huddle of multiracial children after a fun dental visit at Heritage Dental in Katy, TX

A healthy smile is best started at a young age! However, getting your kiddo excited to visit the dentist can be quite the challenge at times. At Heritage Dental, we do everything we can to make your child’s visit with us enjoyable, from fun kid-friendly amenities to rewarding them for a job well done. But there are some things you can do at home too! Read on to learn a few more tips for getting your little one more excited to visit us!

1. Explain the “Why”

While it can be difficult for children to understand just how important their oral health is, do your best to explain the benefits of visiting the dentist regularly. As they come to understand the benefits of a healthy smile, they may be more inclined to have a better attitude about visiting us so often.

2. Remind Them About Our Friendly Team

When you and your child are here, we focus on establishing a meaningful relationship with both you and them. That means we’re thoroughly introducing ourselves, getting to know them, and reassuring them that we’re looking forward to their next visit. This way, they can build a connection with us and feel safe each time they’re in the dental chair. If your child was particularly fond of a team member, remind them that their special friend will be delighted to see them!

3. Use Positive Reinforcement

When our team says your child has done a great job keeping up with their oral hygiene, we recommend giving them some sort of reward. Something like a trip to the park or bouncehouse, a new storybook or stuffed animal, or special stickers can not only encourage them to take care of their teeth between visits but also gets them excited to visit us and see how well they’ve done.

Children’s Dental Care in Katy, TX

We know every child is different and what works for some doesn’t work for all. Rest assured, we cater to each child’s unique needs and make it our mission to provide them with high-quality dental care. Contact us today to schedule your child’s next appointment with our friendly team at Heritage Dental!