Kids have an innate fear for doctors. Dentists are especially feared because they go into the most sacred part of your baby’s body; the mouth.

There is also the fact that there is noise in the dentist’s office and bright lights that kids do not like. The trick is to make sure that you find a way to make these trips fun and exciting for your baby.

If you are not sure how you can make your child’s visit to the dentists a little less frightening, below are essential tips that will make the visits fun.

Take them to the dentist early

A great way to get past the fear is to make sure that your child gets acquainted with the dentists from as young as one year old. Their visits will be short and fun. The child will get to know more about the dentist and the structure of their offices. You will also enjoy learning what you can do to make your child’s dental health better.


When you are playing games with your child, remember to act as a dentist once in a while. This will help your child know what to expect when they visit the dentist. Role-playing is fun and will keep the child relaxed. You can ask them to open up and count their teeth.

Go with them to the dentist during your visits

When it is your time to visit the dentist, do not call the babysitter. Go with them so they can see how calm and relaxed you are and how you are cooperating with the dentist. Make sure it is okay with your dentist that you go with them.

Ensure that they understand the importance of good dental health

Other than the dentist’s appointments, you need to ensure that you encourage your child to brush and floss every day. Good oral hygiene is necessary, not optional. When they take good care of their teeth, visits to the dentist will be simple, minimal, and straight forward.

When your child goes to the dentist and cooperates and lets the dentist work, reward them. That way, they will associate these visits with feelings of joy and comfort. Also, they will be looking forward to the gifts you will give them after that.

If you are looking for a good dentist, visit Bright Smiles Dentistry. Our staff is excellent with kids, and we will ensure they love every visit to our offices.