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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. The kids’ first time at the dentist will set the stage for how they look at dentistry for the rest of their lives, so it’s important to get this one right.

Luckily, we know how to help you prepare your kids for their first visit with a doctor in Woodbridge, Virginia. These tips will help make the experience – and hopefully, the ones that follow – a pleasant experience.

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. Dr. Rita D. Wright has extensive experience in treating kids, so she knows all the tricks involved in helping your kid get through anything with minimal discomfort.

Focus on the rewards
Here at Wright Smile Center of Woodbridge, we’re happy to provide toys in the waiting room, as well as fun toys to keep after a kid’s dental appointment. This positive reinforcement helps your kids get excited about their next appointment. It also helps them remain more calm and happy throughout the cleaning process.

We want to help your kids have the best experience possible with Dr. Rita D. Wright. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 703-878-7883.