First Visit Club

We understand that parents sometimes worry about what to say to their child before a dental visit. We really want your child to enjoy the trip. You can help your child by using the following preparatory information.Jayden Foley

  • Make the first dental visit an enjoyable outing
  • Explain that the dentist will count all of his or her teeth
  • Emphasise that the dentist will be kind and gentle
  • Convey good feelings about dental visits being part of growing up
  • Avoid reassuring your child that we won’t hurt as this will make them worry unnecessarily
  • Avoid  using unpleasant words such as injection needle, drill, or pulling teeth
  • Please do not bribe your child by promising a big gift after treatment. Rewarding children after good behaviour works best in the longer term.

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