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Do the sounds of dental drills haunt the dreams of your children? Do they cringe at the smell of fluoride in the air? If so, then we here at Morrison Dental Group have three tips on how to make your child’s next dental visit positive and enjoyable.

The first tips is to try to avoid using negative words such as pain, numbness, soreness, and sharp when describing the dental office. Dr. Robert Morrison suggests using positive words and talking about the benefits of visiting the dentist when you speak to your children. The way you describe the dental office can help them foster a positive relationship with dentistry before entering the office.

The next tip is to utilize some form of distraction. You can do this in a few different ways. You could allow your child to watch their favorite movie or TV show while enjoying their time in the dental chair. You could let them listen to their favorite songs as well. These distractions may allow your child to become more relaxed and to create a more positive experience at the dental office. While these distractions may be beneficial, not all dental offices in Hampton, Virginia, have televisions available for you. If your dental office does not offer this service to you, be sure to bring a device that will allow you to distract your child.

The last tip is to be an example. Most children are extremely observant and will notice how you act when going to visit the dentist. If you seem excited and happy about going to the dental office, then they may also become more excited as you head into the office. Children typically look up to their parents, so make sure when you have to go to the dental office, you are brave so you can give your children the courage to sit in the dental chair as well.

If you have questions about our tips or you want to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact Morrison Dental Group at 757-637-6763 and our friendly staff along with Dr. Robert Morrison will be more than happy to assist you. We look forward to seeing you in our office.