If it is your child’s first visit to the dentist or a visit to a new dental office, you will want your child to feel comfortable and have a great experience. In order to do that it is helpful for you to inform your child where they are going and make sure to always be positive.
Stay away from using any negative words,(such as hurt, needle, shots or anything unpleasant.) which may plant fear into his or her mind that would not have been there otherwise. Let your child dentist go over what he or she is going to do. Dentist are trained to tell your child what is going to happen in a very non-threatening way. For children under the age of six, it is often recommend scheduling their appointment as early as you can when he or she is fresh and alert.