Some sweet foods such as sugar content from formula milk, candy, chocolate or other sweet foods will cause caries in your child’s teeth. So it is important to maintain the health of children’s teeth at an early age so as not to cause cavities or breakage of milk teeth and also to ensure that permanent teeth can grow in an even position. Treatment of milk teeth can be done by teaching your child to brush their teeth and also being diligent in having their teeth checked by the doctor. But what happens if your child has fears when invited to visit the dentist. Anxiety caused by children that makes you think of the best way to persuade children to have their teeth checked. The thing you have to remember is that going to the dentist is not a threat, punishment or just a scare when your child is not used to brushing their teeth. All of these things will make your child think that the dentist is a scary place.
Here are tips you can take to persuade your child to go to the dentist:
1. Introducing at an early age
Introducing the clinic or dental care to your child at an early age will get him used to it. You can start taking him at the age of two years, even though your child does not have significant complaints, but in this way will make good habits in caring for dental health. Give your child the opportunity to communicate with the dentist even in a few light discussions, making a pleasant impression will avoid fear for the next visit.
2. Give an example to your child
If you have the opportunity to get treatment for your dental health, you can involve your child. Taking your child with you and showing your courage and dental habits will form a positive stigma in your child.
3. Don’t give the lure of gifts
Most parents in persuading their children to do good habits accompanied by the lure of gifts. This might work for some activities such as being diligent in learning to get a new bicycle or some, but we recommend not to give the lure too often especially in dental care, let the will grow in your child.
4. Don’t lie to your children
Give an explanation to your child when doing dental work, for example when a tooth is going to be extracted it will cause pain but it doesn’t last long. This is to foster your child’s confidence when visiting the dentist as well as to teach your child to think logically.