Choose a First-Rate Dentist for Your Child’s First Dental Appointment
Dr. Sona Isharani, a board-certified pediatric dentist in the Greensboro area, is an excellent choice for your child’s first dental appointment. As a mother herself, she combines her warm and friendly demeanor with painless techniques to make her young patients feel safe and comfortable. In addition to maintaining an upbeat atmosphere, Dr. Sona encourages her patients to develop healthy habits to benefit from good long-term oral hygiene.
Preparing for the First Visit
Your child’s first dental appointment is something to look forward to, but it can also, understandably, be filled with uncertainty. Here are some tips to help your child prepare for and get excited about their first appointment:
- Model good oral hygiene habits. It means, for example, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, use proper equipment (e.g., fluoride toothpaste and a toothbrush with soft bristles), and floss once a day. You are your child’s biggest role model, so it is essential to set a good example.
- If you feel fear or anxiety about your child’s first dental experience, do your best to act confidently, especially in front of your child. Just as children model good hygiene habits, they copy what their parents are feeling. Also, asking the dentist to explain the process with you ahead of time can have a calming effect on both you and your child, so do not hesitate to speak with the dentist beforehand.
- Use positive language when talking about dental care, avoiding words like “hurt,” “pain,” and “afraid,” which may cause anxiety. By saying how eager you are to have your child’s teeth and gums feeling clean and healthy, your child will likely feel the same way.
Dr. Sona Isharani and the team at Sona J. Isharani, DDS of Greensboro, have all the tools and knowledge needed to meet your child’s individual needs. If you would like to use her top-notch services for your child’s first dental appointment, call us at (336) 804-8668. By choosing Dr. Sona, you are choosing good oral hygiene and a lifetime of healthy, beaming smiles for your child.