You can help your child by ensuring that you are speaking about the dentist and dental visits in a positive way. Assure your child that the dentist is a friend, and will help take care of their teeth. Avoid using negative language or body language around your child, as they will be very sensitive to your anxiety. Speak with your child’s dentist about pediatric treatment and educate yourself about procedures as well as conscious sedation options such as nitrous oxide. See our guide for more information and helpful ideas.