Preparing your child for their first dental visit — and helping them overcome their fears — may sound like a daunting experience, but everything is made easier by planning. Here are some few important tips that will prove useful.
– Let your child know the importance of brushing their teeth and visiting the dentist for regular checkups.
– Find a pediatric dentist and tour their office prior to the appointment.
– Schedule your appointment in the morning when your child is less likely to be tired and irritable.
Prepare your child by playing “a trip to the dentist” at home; always speak positively about the experience, and set your own anxieties aside.