Help Your Child Prepare for Dental Procedures
Parents: Remember to Bring Your Child's Insurance Card!
Typically, young children do
very well when getting their teeth fixed (fillings and
crowns) as long as they are taught what is going to
happen and how to help.
Tell your child how to help by
describing the specific behaviors needed. Your
child will be asked to:
- Keep his/her hands in
- Keep his/her head still,
- Open his/her mouth for
We will compliment your child
for these behaviors.
Explain to your child that while
he/she is having the dental procedure done in the dental
clinic, you will remain in the reception area waiting
Do not use words that may be
frightening for your child like "shot" or "needle."
We will teach your child about a local anesthetic in a
Be confident and tell your child
that you KNOW they can help the dentist.