What Should I Tell My Child About the First Dental Visit?

child being examined by a dentistWe are asked this question many times. We suggest you prepare your child the same way that you would before their first hair-cut or trip to the shoe store. This will not be the frightening experience you may remember from your youth. If you are nervous about the trip, then the less you say the better. You cannot hide your anxiety from a child (they have radar for these things). Many popular children shows talk about going to the dentist, and there are many children’s books with popular characters that are available also. Your child’s reaction to his first visit to the dentist may surprise you.