Having A Positive Experience At The Dentist.
Prepare your child or young person for the appointment; a book/social story/video about visiting the dentist might be helpful.
Think about the timing of the appointment and the accessibility of the building. A visit just to the building might reduce anxiety on the day of the appointment.
If your child/young person requires any communication aids or a visual timetable, have these ready and available.
Think about offering headphones to block out noise and play music that your child or young person might enjoy.
Ask the dentist for a double appointment to allow time to settle your child/young person and to explain what will happen step by step at their pace.
If your child or young person is overwhelmed you should not worry about stepping in and asking for a break or to come back another time.