November 17th, 2017
We know full well that keeping kids’ mouths happy and healthy can take some nagging. Getting them to visit our Washougal, WA office can be tricky, too. To help you with that, we put together a few ways to make it easier for them:
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1. Walk them through the process. Dental offices do look different. There’s a lot of high-tech machinery and bright lights. One way to help assuage any fears is to explain the step-by-step experience. There are lots of resources at kidshealth.org.
2. Make it fun. Programs like “Sesame Street” have great resources and games for parents to help teach healthy habits. Brush Those Teeth is one of our favorites.
3. Show them this video of Sophia (age 8) going to the dentist. She even brought her teddy bear! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO99lpGCWuQ
Dr. Dave Stinchfield and Dr. Tom Stinchfield can’t wait to help your little one have a great dental experience. It’s also why we’ve implemented the Solea dental laser into our practice. Solea makes many routine procedures virtually pain-free, so your child can get back to smiling!