How can I prepare my child for their first dental appointment?

The best preparation for your child’s first visit to our office is maintaining a positive attitude. Children are extremely intuitive and pick up on adults’ apprehensions and anxiety. If you make negative comments about trips to the dentist you can be sure that your child will fear an unpleasant experience and act accordingly. Show your child the pictures of the office and doctor on the website. Tell your child about the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. You may want to consider picking up one of the many wonderful children’s books dedicated to the topic of teeth and dentists. We are happy to offer suggestions. Most importantly, remember that your pediatric dentist is specially trained to handle fears and anxiety, and our staff is experienced at putting children at ease during treatment.