Preparing your child to visit the dentist

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05/16/2019

Tricks for kids when coming to the dentist – things you could do:

  • Role play– You can play dentist at home! Ask your child to ‘open wide’ and count their teeth. Let them see their smile in the mirror afterwards. Your child may also like to be the dentist – encourage them to role play with a doll or teddy.
  • Modelling– Introduce a role model so your child can observe and imitate actions, such as ‘Peppa Pig goes to the dentist’.
  • Positive attitude – When talking to your child about the dentist, keep the conversation positive and try to avoid any unpleasant words.
  • Positive reinforcement– if your child behaves during their dental appointment, reward them! E.g. with a sticker, verbal praise or a trip to the park. This will encourage them to repeat their positive behaviour next time.
  • Bring something familiar– E.g. A toy. Having something familiar around them may make them feel more at ease.
  • Emphasize good oral health– Stressing the importance of x2 daily tooth brushing for 2 mins and replacing sugary treats with sugar free ‘tooth safe’ snacks reduces the risk of your child from needing lots of treatment.
The whole ambience is very pleasant, lovely waiting room and great views. Kate has done wonders with my teeth. A caring team where everyone works together.
Mrs. Light
My dental nurse (Charlie) was excellent, it would be lovely to have her every time.
S. Todd
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale
Very pleased with my first appointment, Sofia was very thorough and pleasant.
D. Mclaughlin
Always a happy place, everything is explained in detail. Very pleased with service.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I won’t see anyone else.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Very friendly staff, I wouldn’t change my dentist for the world.
A. Rashid
I've been a patient for a few year's now and I have to say I've never felt so comfortable going to the dentist. The staff are very friendly and professional and go way beyond the call of duty.
Toby Bush
Lovely, relaxed appointment. Sofia was lovely and explained everything very well.
S. Hardie
Wonderful as always! Thank you so much, no pain!!
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I love the dentist.
H. Payne
Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Sandi & Polly Haythornthwaite
I like the up-to-date technology.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Friendly and approachable (Stuart and Gen).
P. Gallagher
Love this practice! Total trust in your abilities and expertise.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always a pleasure to visit.
M. Caygill
Always very welcoming, friendly and reassuring.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Excellent dentist, lovely warm and welcoming staff. I love my Dentist Stuart, always chatty and makes you feel relaxed.
Shane
Absolutely wonderful service, caring & very professional staff x A*A*A*A*A* highly recommended - superb dentist -the best!
Emma T
Lovely, pleasant place to come – both staff and premises spotlessly clean.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Even with having work done, Stuart made Phoebe (age 9) smile.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I'm always put at ease by the compassionate, professional staff.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Our whole family attend Hest Bank Dental Centre it is a fabulous, friendly and caring practice. The whole team make you feel very welcome at every visit. Highly recommend
Tracey
Bolton le Sands
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The whole ambience is very pleasant, lovely waiting room and great views. Kate has done wonders with my teeth. A caring team where everyone works together.
Mrs. Light
My dental nurse (Charlie) was excellent, it would be lovely to have her every time.
S. Todd
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale
Very pleased with my first appointment, Sofia was very thorough and pleasant.
D. Mclaughlin
Always a happy place, everything is explained in detail. Very pleased with service.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I won’t see anyone else.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Very friendly staff, I wouldn’t change my dentist for the world.
A. Rashid
I've been a patient for a few year's now and I have to say I've never felt so comfortable going to the dentist. The staff are very friendly and professional and go way beyond the call of duty.
Toby Bush
Lovely, relaxed appointment. Sofia was lovely and explained everything very well.
S. Hardie
Wonderful as always! Thank you so much, no pain!!
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I love the dentist.
H. Payne
Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Sandi & Polly Haythornthwaite
I like the up-to-date technology.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Friendly and approachable (Stuart and Gen).
P. Gallagher
Love this practice! Total trust in your abilities and expertise.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always a pleasure to visit.
M. Caygill
Always very welcoming, friendly and reassuring.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Excellent dentist, lovely warm and welcoming staff. I love my Dentist Stuart, always chatty and makes you feel relaxed.
Shane
Absolutely wonderful service, caring & very professional staff x A*A*A*A*A* highly recommended - superb dentist -the best!
Emma T
Lovely, pleasant place to come – both staff and premises spotlessly clean.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Even with having work done, Stuart made Phoebe (age 9) smile.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I'm always put at ease by the compassionate, professional staff.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Our whole family attend Hest Bank Dental Centre it is a fabulous, friendly and caring practice. The whole team make you feel very welcome at every visit. Highly recommend
Tracey
Bolton le Sands