Play pretend dentist with your child. Start with counting their teeth. Practice brushing or counting a doll’s or stuffed animal’s teeth.
Use positive phrases like “clean, strong, healthy teeth”.
Do not make drill sounds or talk about dental instruments.
If your child loves books, read them The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, or Curious George Visits the Dentist.
Stay calm, if your child is showing signs of anxiety. The Lakeshore Dental team has years of experience working with little patients. Not to mention, the treasure box and ring chest await all good, little patients.