Before your child’s first visit to our office, we suggest preparing them by discussing the appointment using age-appropriate language. We encourage you to avoid passing along any of your own fear that you may have regarding visiting the dentist. Plan your visit in the same way you would talk about an exciting event like a party. You should avoid words with negative connotation such as hurt, needle, pain, drill, etc. Instead, focus on meeting new people, have a fun time, and showing off an amazing smile.