How Can I Ensure a Positive Dental Experience for My Child?

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Your child deserves to feel comfortable in the dental chair. Now, Dr. David O'Donnell and our dental team will do everything we can to make that happen, but we need your help. There are things you can do to help your child feel calm and comfortable in the dental chair.

The first thing we encourage is that you use positive language when you talk about your child’s appointment and when you are at our office. Talking negatively about dental things can make the appointment scary for your child. So, it’s best to stay positive. One way you can do so is by mentioning how your dentist saved your smile once and is now a hero.

The second thing we encourage is that you support your child while they are in the dental chair. It’s not recommended to interject when we talk to your child or perform treatment. Hearing multiple voices and feeling stress can make the appointment hard for your child. So, it’s best to sit next to your child, hold their hand, and keep them relaxed. Doing this can also help our dental team form a strong and positive relationship with your child.

Call ODonnell Family Dentistry today if you have any questions about how to help your child have a positive dental appointment in Lexington, Kentucky. The sooner you call us, the sooner we’ll be able to help you. So, please call 859-269-4613 now! We look forward to hearing from you.