All Smiles Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry
Big Smiles for Little People

What if my child cries during their visit?

While we strive for every visit to be completely positive, there are times when a child may react with fear or even tears. After all, they are experiencing a new and different environment filled with unfamiliar faces and strange-looking machines.

Patient, Compassionate Care for Kids

If your child cries, rest assured that we will do everything possible to comfort them, and we always react with empathy. As a certified pediatric dentist in Corona, Dr. Lan Nguyen learns more than the clinical aspects of your child’s dental care. He has also studied children’s behavior extensively and is well equipped to adapt to your child’s unique needs.

Preparing for a Dental Visit with Your Child

You can also take steps at home to prepare your child to help them get interested and engaged in the process. We’ve found it’s a good idea to practice some of the things your child will experience during their visit.

Ask them to open and close their mouth and count their teeth. You can also let them “check” your teeth. Be sure to use encouraging words and avoid using terms like “shot” or “needle.”

Most importantly, Dr. Nguyen will always make every effort to end each visit on a positive note and use positive feedback with your child. If you have any concerns about your child’s behavior or have other questions, please don’t hesitate to call us.

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