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Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for the Dentist

👤by HealthDay 0 comments 🕔Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

(HealthDay News) -- Your child's first visit to the dentist, which should be scheduled as soon as the first tooth erupts, can be a frightening experience for your youngster.

The Mouthhealthy.org website suggests how to make that first visit more pleasant:

Schedule the appointment for the morning, when your child is more likely to feel cooperative and rested. Talk about the positives with your child, and avoid talking about any of your anxieties. Don't threaten or punish your child with a dentist visit, and don't bribe your child to go to the dentist. Calmly talk with your child about what will happen at the visit.

-- Diana Kohnle

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