Getting your child to the dentist can be challenging. Some children can be scared of the dentist, while others just do not want to go because, let’s face it, going to the dentist does not seem like a fun proposition. When you visit Dr. Sima Chegini and the team at Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Fairlawn, Ohio, Dr. Chegini and her team will do everything to make the experience as exciting and fun for your child as possible. But how do you get your child to the dentist in the first place without kicking and screaming? Here are some tips on pediatric dentistry Dr. Chegini recommends.
Kids love activities. Playing dress up. Coloring. Watching videos. These are all things that capture the attention of young children. If you have issues getting your child to the dentist, incorporate dentistry into everyday fun activities. Play dress up where you and your child pretend to be at the dentist. Look for coloring activities that highlight aspects of dentistry. Show them videos of what they can expect from their upcoming visit. All of these can help create a more enthusiastic response from your children next time they are told they have an upcoming dental appointment.
Another way you can get your child excited about the dentist is through the promise of a reward, regardless of behavior. Treating them to their favorite meal following their appointment or getting them a small reward, such as a toy, can help your child get excited about the dentist. Even if your child throws a tantrum at the dentist, give them positive reinforcement for being brave in the first place. Keeping a good attitude in potentially difficult situations is the example your child can learn from as they grow.
Our staff is trained in treating children with care and providing an experience that will foster positive reactions. To schedule an appointment at Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, please call (330) 593-2500 today.
Dr. Sima F. Chegini graduated from Loyola University, School Of Dentistry in Chicago in 1993 and gained experience in complex dentistry via a General Practice Residency (GPR) in Dentistry at the University of Rochester, NY. Having worked as an associate dentist at a private practice in Boston, MA, for two years, she moved to Seattle, WA, in 1996. Here she taught dental students as a part-time faculty member at the University of WA, School of Dentistry, and dental hygienists at Lake WA Technical College in Kirkland, WA. At the same time, she completed a six-month fellowship, Dental Education in Care of the Disabled, at the University of WA, School of Dentistry. She also worked as a lead dentist at community health centers in Seattle.
Dr. Chegini established Arsmiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Fairlawn, OH, in 1999, where she continues to practice. She is also a clinical instructor at Summa Hospital‘s GPR in Akron. She has invested heavily in continuing education and training for herself and her team and combines it with advanced technologies at her office for the best patient outcomes. Her patients appreciate her holistic approach to dentistry.
To learn more about enhancing your smile with restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Akron, OH, and the other dental services we offer, request an appointment online or contact us at (330) 593-2500 today!
We look forward to serving all of your dental care needs.