· 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.