– Try to use positive language when speaking about coming to the dentist. So tips for before your child’s first visit. How do you prepare your child? Best way to prepare your child is really speaking positively about the dentist. Often parents have anxieties of their own. I think the child will really pick up on that so try to use positive language when speaking about coming to the dentist.
The other thing you can try is just counting your child’s teeth at home and try an make it fun for them as well and saying oh the dentist is gonna help with that. You can tell them that the dentist is the tooth fairy’s friend. Another tip as well is bringing an older sibling. I mean it may be very distracting but if they see their older sibling in the chair first, they often go I want to do that as well.