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How do I prepare my child for their first visit to the dentist?

Your child may be nervous at first—and you may feel a bit on edge yourself—but children love it here, and with Justin Mund, DDS treating your child, he or she may not want to go home!

Just let your child know that there is a dental chair that goes up and down. There are video games, toys, and adults everywhere who encourage raucous laughter and play, adults who are always ready to share a joke or a smile.

We are a judgment-free dental office and have the warmest team around!

We recommend the following:

  • Don’t let your child know that you’re feeling anxious. Children tend to pick up on and share parental anxiety. If your child sees that you’re looking forward to the appointment, he or she will be more likely to feel at ease.
  • Don’t mention procedures, but talk about teeth counting and gentle brushing instead.  
  • Emphasize the fun that they will have at Smile Ninja Dental & Orthodontics.
  • Let them know that they are starting their journey toward Smile Ninja status! Only for the brave and strong.