You’re unbelievably busy. Sometimes, just too busy to worry about details like what time your child’s dental appointment is at.
But that’s one small detail that you might not want to brush off so quickly. When it comes to kids, a little time makes a big difference.
The time of day your child comes in to see the dentist can affect a lot: their mood, how well they cooperate, how much the dentist can get done, and even how your child views dental care.
Is Your Child A Morning Person?
Most toddlers are fresh and energetic first thing in the morning. An early appointment may be best so that they get it over with quickly. Then, they can spend the rest of the day forgetting the event if it wasn’t their favorite thing!
Just be sure that the schedule doesn’t interfere with any daily naps. A grouchy toddler is not easy to provide dental treatment for!
Small People, Big Pressures
As adults, we often miss the good old days of school when our worries were few and small.
But we also tend to forget just how big those worries seemed at the time.
Your child, although old enough to cooperate at the dentist’s, still gets tired just like you do. He or she may be stressed after a bad day, a tough exam, or after school activities.
As easy as it sounds to book your kid’s appointment for right after school, try to think of how they may feel. Don’t push them to do more in a day than they can handle!
Your family dentist can provide more tips on how to help your children have a positive experience at the dentist.
Posted on behalf of:
Gold Hill Dentistry
2848 Pleasant Road #104
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29708
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