The importance of a positive first experience

The importance of a positive first experience

The importance of a positive first experience

Ideally, your child should meet the dentist for the first time during a routine examination, before there is any sign of pain or other factors provoking feelings of fear or anxiety. In this case, the child may associate dental care with pain and remain fearful for each upcoming visit. It is possible that your dentist will not be able to treat your child because of a strong fear or the presence of important cavities. In these two situations, your dentist may recommend consulting a pedodontist (a dentist who specializes in care of children’s teeth).