It’s generally safe to plan between 45 minutes to an hour for your little bean’s first appointment. There will be a lot of education for the first visit, so if you can, try to bring a friend with you so you can absorb all the good info.
We encourage parents to stay positive and stress free. Children can sense anxiety. It’s important not to use words such as “hurt,” “shot,” “drill,” “needle” or “the meanie dentist,” or you may increase your child’s fear. Just say, “You’re going to a fun new place to get your teeth brushed, and you’ll have a beautiful smile once we’re done!” After all, it’s the truth!