How to Calm Your Child Before an Initial Dental Appointment

It is a well-known fact that may be fearful of their first trip to the dentist. However, there are a number of steps which parents can take in order to ensure that they are calm and remain positive. Here are three worthwhile suggestions to keep in mind:

  • Be sure to remain outwardly optimistic before the appointment; keep any of your own fears to yourself.
  • Explain to the child what he or she can expect during the visit; playing “going to the dentist” can be a fun activity.
  • Choose a dentist who works well with children; check their website and/or speak to the staff to learn more.

Your child’s first dentist appointment will help ensure their teeth and gums are healthy. So it’s important to get your child off to a good start with the dentist.

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