My child is terrified to see a dentist. What should I do?

We encourage you to book your child’s appointment, no matter their age or level of fear. We will do our best to create a positive experience for them. For example, you may book your child for a cleaning, but we may only end up giving them a ride in the chair, letting them hold the dental mirror and then offering them a prize. This may seem like a waste of time, but it helps to build trust and confidence for the child with the dentist and the office. Most of the time, their second visit is significantly more productive.