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Does your child ever feel nervous or anxious in the dental chair? If so, our dentist, Dr. Troy Hardy, has the tips you need to change that. Your child deserves to have a positive and successful dental appointment. That way they can feel comfortable in the dental chair for many years. Some ways you can help your child feel calm and relaxed in the dental chair are:

-Use positive and uplifting words when you talk about the dental office, dental appointments, and dental treatments. If you use negative and scary words, there is a good chance your child will feel nervous.

-Hold your child’s hand during their treatments. This can give your child the love and support they need to have a comfortable and relaxing appointment.

-Take things to the appointment that can comfort your child while they are in the dental chair. These can be anything like their favorite music, their favorite television show or movie, or even their favorite stuffed animal. These things can make them feel right at home as well as relaxed during their appointment.

-Give your child a prize after their appointment so they have something to look forward to and so they can associate something positive with the dental office.

For more information and details about how to help your child have a successful dental appointment in Lehi, Utah, please contact our dental team at Hardy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry by dialing 801-331-8449 now. The more you know, the better off your child can be. We look forward to helping you!