Positive Parental Involvement

Parental involvement is extremely important. Prepare your child for their first visit by reinforcing a positive dental exam experience. 

Ways to maintain a positive attitude:

  • Playing pretend dentist
  • Reading books that involve a dental visit
    • Recommended Reading:
      • “Show Me Your Smile!: A Visit to the Dentist (Dora the Explorer)” by Christine Ricci and Robert Roper
      • “Elmo Visits the Dentist” by Dalmatian Press
      • “The Bernstein Bears Visit the Dentist” by Stan & Jan Bernstein
  • Use “Comforting” terminology
    • We’re Going to Count Your Teeth – Examination
    • Pictures of Your Teeth – X-Rays
    • Tooth Bug – Cavity
    • Bubbles for Your Teeth – Fluoride
    • Sleepy Juice – Novocain
    • Wiggle Tooth – Pull Tooth
  • Go online!