Talk to your child about what to expect in a positive manner, use books recommended on our reading list (needs to add this somewhere), show them Dr Tooth Little’s Wall of Fame and website, do not add too much detail, NEVER talk about your own dental anxiety in front of your child, ask others to respect this too.
NEVER scare your child when his naughty with words like” when you don’t listen I will take you to the dentist for a shot”. Don’t lie to your child if he asks you if he will get an injection, tell him you are not sure.
Be honest and explain that sometimes a tooth needs to be numbed. We will be using words like sleepy juice.
Important: Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep. Early morning appointments are better for young children since they are less tired.
Try to give a liquid breakfast before a dental appointment