Most people don’t like to see the dentist. What about your Kids?
May be you fear dentists, but no need to make your kid be afraid of them. You should tell him like this:
“You are going to meet some people who are very nice and they’ll shine your teeth and count them. They’ll have some special tools to show you.
And finally when you and your kids are there, you’ll probably get a sticker like this: Never hold him tight when he is being in the waiting room, whispering comfort. Never call out, “Be brave!” as he walks toward the chair. If you do this, you may makes him think there’s something terrible awaiting him ahead.
Don’t make any promises that you may not be able to keep. Never tell your kid like: “The dentist will not take x-rays” or “You will not feel a thing, because it may undermines both parent and dentist. If he asks you a question but you don’t know how to answer, you should say, “Good question, sweetie. Let’s ask the dentist together.” Also, it’s not funny to joke with kids about having a tooth pulled.
So how should we prepare in advance?
It’s fine to read some child’s books about going to the dentist, but you have to review them alone first. Most of them have at least one really scary picture of a dentist holding a needle, even though three pages later everyone lives happily ever after.