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If you want your child to have positive and stress-free dental appointments, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. Pete Nathe, is happy to discuss the things you can do to help your child have the best dental experience possible. The more comfortable your child feels in the dental chair, the better. There are many things you can do to help, which are:

-Don’t use scary words: Words like pain, shot and surgery can make your child nervous and anxious for their appointment. It’s best to avoid those words and use more positive and relaxing dental words and phrases, like a strong smile, healthy teeth, top-notch gums and more.

-Bring comfort items to the appointment: Your child’s favorite teddy bear or blanket might help your child feel comfortable in the dental chair, so bring them! The more they feel at home during their appointment, the better.

-Distract your child during treatment: You can hold your child’s hand and give it a big squeeze during treatment. Each time you squeeze, have your child squeeze back. You can even tell them entertaining stories or play their favorite music or TV show on your telephone. The more they think about these things, the less they think about the treatment.

Do you have any questions about how to help your child have a positive dental appointment in Yakima, Washington? If so, please contact Yakima Smiles when you get the chance. All you need to do is dial (509) 941-2957 and we will be thrilled to give you the answers and information you’re looking for. We are excited to hear from you!