Discuss the positive aspects of dentistry with your child. Convey positive feelings, be happy, and explain that the dentist will look at and count his/her teeth. Emphasize that the dentist will be gentle and friendly, and that we will be!!
Please DO NOT tell your child that the dentist will not hurt, as this may have never entered his /her mind. Avoid using unpleasant words like needle, drill, shot, pull or any other word suggesting discomfort. Expect and encourage your child to do well and enjoy their first visit to our office and chances are, he/she will do exactly that!