It's just normal for a child to not like the idea of going to a clinic. Something about it just doesn't usually appeal to them. In the end, they tend to get fussy and try to do everything in their power to get out of the clinic before they can even be attended to. The truth is that it doesn't always have to be this way. In fact, a trip to a dentist can be fuss-free and fun. Here are some tips on how to get your child to enjoy his visit to a dentist:
When you are engaging in a dialogue with your child about his or her upcoming dental visit, it's better to keep things simple. Be succinct about what you tell your child. If he or she is going in for a cleaning, you don't need to describe the entire procedure. Remember that when you make things sound more complicated, it can scare your child even more.
Try to Play Pretend with Your Child First
Before the big day, do a little role play. You can pretend to be the dentist and your child will be the patient. To make this activity more fun, you may also want to use some pretend dental accessories so that your child can already see the tools that his or her dentist will use.
Explain to Your Child Why Visiting the Dentist Is Important