Tips For A Successful Dentist Visit

  • Practice opening wide and “counting” the teeth.
  • Read children’s books about dentistry (e.g. The Bernstein Bears Visit the Dentist).
  • Watch one of our videos or read the “Picture Book of an Appointment.”
  • Avoid using words with negative connotation such as “drill”, “pain”, “hurt”, “shot”, as your child may dwell on these images.
  • Don’t tell your child about unpleasant experiences you may have had as a youngster (you’ll be surprised at how dentistry has changed!)
Dr. Simon P. Morris treats a child patient in San Jose, CA