Now we all know that going to the dentist isn't the top thing on your list of fun things to do, but it can be much higher than it currently is. At Ence Dentistry, we have compiled a short list of things you (and especially your kids) can do to make going to the dentist more enjoyable.
1. Bring something to do while you wait
Whether you bring your laptop to get work done or a coloring book, we don't care! But by doing something that you enjoy while you wait, going to your dentist appointment will become less of a hassle and become something important for you to do every six months.
2. Reward yourself for making it another 6 months cavity free
Just because we're dentists doesn't mean that we are going to ban you from treats! If you go another visit without having to have a cavity filled or root canal scheduled, you should celebrate with something that you enjoy. Whether that's celery or ice cream, we don't care, just celebrate! (Remember to brush your teeth after ice cream though…)
3. Get to know your dentist and hygienist
You would be surprised how much more enjoyable the dentist becomes when you actually get to know him and the hygienists that work on your teeth. Having some stranger open up your mouth and poke around is never going to be an enjoyable experience, so just get to know us a bit!
We hope that these few tips work for you! Going to the dentist regularly is important and we think that it should be something that you enjoy, not dread. Give these three tips a try and we know you will begin to look forward to each time you visit your dentist.