Enjoying Your Child’s Dental Appointments

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We know what it’s like to have a child who’s tired at the dentist’s office. Trust us, we’ve been there, both in our personal lives with our own children and in our professional lives, working with families at our practice. Here are a few tips you can implement to make your visit to our office a little easier, both for you and for your baby.

First, and perhaps most importantly, don’t schedule a checkup during your child’s sleepy time! A lack of sleep and quiet time will make a lack of sleep for you later as you suffer from a headache as a product from their temper tantrums. You can also aid your child to behave a little more appropriately at the dentist’s office by feeding them a light treat before their visit, but make sure that you brush their pearly whites again if you do so.

Instead of feeding them snacks while you wait for your appointment to begin, hold off on snacks until after your appointment. This will help our staff examine and clean your child’s chompers faster. Finally, breathe! We enjoy working with children and know that getting the hang of visiting our office can take some time.

If you would like to get in touch with the office of Dr. Jennifer Morgan, please call 903-675-0023 to speak with the Athens, Texas, DentalWorks office staff.