How to Find the Right Practice
Finding the right dentist for your child takes a bit of research. Ask your pediatrician, extended family, friends and network of parents for a referral. You can also explore reviews online for reputable dental practices in your area. Above all, look for a practice that is known for treating its youngest patients well. Selecting a pediatric dentist who specializes in little teeth and keeping first-timers comfortable can make it easier (and more entertaining) for your child in the long run. The best pediatricians have plenty of toys and unafraid kids around for your own to play with, while staff themselves will have fun props and models to lighten the mood.
Visiting the dentist doesn't have to be scary, even the first time, and it all starts with you. Find the dentist with whom you're most comfortable treating your child, and show your son or daughter the importance of taking charge of lifelong oral health.