Please discuss with your child the positive aspects of going to the dentist, since you play a large part in preparing your child for the first visit to our office. Try to act relaxed and at ease since any anxiety on your part may be sensed by your child. Another suggestion is to tell your child that going to the dentist is a sign of growing up.
Please do not use the words "the dentist will not hurt" or “be brave” as this may never have entered your child’s mind. Instead, you may wish to assure your child that Dr. So and his team will be gentle and friendly. Also, please avoid using the words "needle, shot, pull", or any other words suggesting unpleasantness. We explain our procedures using child friendly terms before we perform them.
Young children often cry when faced with unfamiliar situations. Working together, we can overcome any apprehension your child may have. Expect your child to do well and enjoy the visit to our office!