All You Need is Atmosphere, Personality, and Autonomy
If you were to make a list of things that kids love, what would you include?
Candy? Recess? Screaming at the top of their lungs?
Probably not a trip to the dentist and definitely not brussels sprouts.
The unfortunate truth is that kids don’t often like to do things that are good for them. And who can blame them? Usually, these things are not nearly as fun (or tasty) as things that may hurt the child in the long run.
We’ll let you in on a secret though…Sea of Smiles knows how to create an atmosphere of dental health kids love!
The Secret to Making Kids Love Dental Health.
This seems like an impossible accomplishment, but helping kids learn to love dental health isn’t as hard as you would think. It’s all about giving them the right mix of atmosphere, personality, and autonomy.
That’s right! It’s all about making trips to the dentist both fun and educational, with the end result of helping kids take ownership of their dental health.
So how does a pediatric dentist office accomplish this remarkable three-pronged approach to providing dental health kids enjoy?
Three Ways a Pediatric Dentist Office Helps Your Child Love Dental Health
As we already mentioned, pediatric dentists need three elements to provide dental health kids love. Atmosphere, personality, and autonomy. Now we will break those three elements down so you can understand how it all works.
- Atmosphere. This is the first step to transforming your child’s dislike of dentist trips to excitement for their next dental appointment. The atmosphere of a pediatric dentist office should be child-friendly. This means the office space should be comfortable for children, have friendly staff, and the dental equipment should be child-size. This ensures that the first impression your child has when entering the office is one of excitement and wonder rather than dread and fear.
- Personality. Next, it is important that the pediatric dentists have the right personality to interact with children. They should be relaxed and approachable, someone who is easy to ask questions. The best pediatric dentist also knows how to talk to children using vocabulary that the child understands. Just like a child’s favorite teacher makes them love going to school, your child’s dentist can help them love going to the dentist.
- Autonomy. Finally, when your child is filled with excitement and wonder when entering the dentist office and feels comfortable interacting with their dentist, you will find that they start to take ownership of their own dental health. This is the moment when acceptance turns into an enjoyment of a previously dreaded activity. A pediatric dentist office should equip your child to take full ownership of their dental health by teaching them how to brush and floss for themselves as well as other dental care tips.
At Sea of Smiles, we understand the importance of finding qualified professionals to work with children, these people will influence how a child will perceive themselves and others. The best pediatric dentist makes your child feel confident in their dental health. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right pediatric dentist for your child’s dentist appointment.
Both our offices in Yardley (267-392-5878) and Bensalem (215-433-1840) offer excellent pediatric dental care in a child-friendly environment. If you’d like more information about the role of a pediatric dentist for children or are in need of a pediatric dentist in the Yardley or Bensalem surrounding areas please contact our offices today to schedule an appointment.