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CSP Spotlight: Tips for a Positive First Dental Visit

26 Feb 2018 DCL Staff
CSP Spotlight: Tips for a Positive First Dental Visit Community Service Programs of West Alabama

As soon as your child’s first tooth appears, it’s time to schedule a dental visit. The ADA recommends that the first dental visit take place within six months after the first tooth appears, but no later than a child’s first birthday. Here are a few tips to make the visit positive:

·         Consider making a morning appointment when children tend to be rested and cooperative.

·         Keep any anxiety or concerns you have to yourself.  Children can pick up on your emotions, so emphasize the positive.

·         Never use a dental visit as a punishment or threat.

·         Never bribe your child.

·         Talk with your child about visiting the dentist.

Community Service Programs of West Alabama (CSP), Inc.’s Head Start/Early Head Start, Child Care Partnership, and Early Intervention programs engage families and encourage healthy lifestyle choices. Safe and healthy children are ready to learn and explore their world.

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