Help Your Child Prepare for the Dentist

A child should have regular appointments with a dentist once their first tooth starts to come through. Caring for a child’s baby teeth helps with the health and alignment of their adult teeth.

Key takeaways for parents and foster parents:

  • Talk through the general points of what your child can expect when they visit a dentist.
  • Playing dentist at home can be a good way for your child to learn what to expect from their visit.
  • Listen and answer as best you can any questions your child may have about the dentist.

“Talking with your child and listening to them can help them feel more secure and confident about their appointment and reduce anxiety.”

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