How parents can help

We feel parental involvement is extremely important. Preparing your child for the first visit by playing pretend dentist and being positive about the dental experience is very helpful. Please refer to ‘Preparing your child for the first dental visit’ in the Parent Information Section of our website.

At the end of each appointment, parents are invited to reward their child with words of praise for a job well done. We enjoy establishing a trusting friendship with each child and their parents. We teach parents that it’s fun to converse with their child using our gentle dental terminology.

We also help parents figure out what may be the cause of cavities for their child and give them many ideas for preventing dental decay.

Routine dental care, such as six-month cleaning and examination appointments, can also develop lasting friendships with our dental team. Children learn by watching their parents. Regular tooth brushing and flossing can be a fun family event.