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The first time you take your kid to the dentist, you’ll be faced with a few challenges. It’s a new environment for most kids and one that’s full of things that can potentially be scary. But it important to teach kids that these aren’t scary, but important tools that help improve oral health.

Luckily, we know how to help you prepare your kids for their first visit with a pediatric dentist in La Vista, Nebraska. These tips can help eliminate quite a few potential problems and headaches in the future.

Don’t talk about pain
Even if you know for sure that your kid has some problems that may need attention, like fillings, tooth decay or gum disease, don’t talk about how it may or may not hurt. There’s a good chance that Dr. Greg Weeder can fix whatever may be wrong with minimal discomfort to your kid. So there’s no need to address it as a possibility.

Focus on the rewards
Here at Weeder Pediatric Dentistry, we’re happy to provide toys in the waiting room, as well as fun toys to keep after a kid’s dental appointment. These help kids look forward to their next appointment, and this positive reinforcement helps make sure that your kids stay on top of their oral health between appointments as well.

We want to help your kids have the best experience possible with Dr. Greg Weeder. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (402) 932.1177.