OUR TOP TIPS FOR YOUR CHILDS FIRST DENTAL VISIT:
1. Practice visiting the dentist at home. Children love to play and pretend. This can be a fun way for you and your child to talk about their upcoming appointment. Get some of their toys involved too!
2. Practice counting your child’s teeth. Explain to your child that the dentist will do the same thing. Lay your child back with their head in your lap, have your child practice opening wide for the dentist. Use props such as toothbrushes; spoons make a perfect “dental mirror”. Let your child practice being the dentist and let them check your teeth too.
3. Read children’s books about going to the dentist with your child. Always answer truthfully any questions your child may have about the dentist.