4. Positive Reinforcement

As adults, we know that our reward for going to the dentist is having healthy teeth and gums, but that can be difficult for kids to understand. Even though some may disagree, I think that positive reinforcement can be a good thing. Most pediatric dentists give stickers or small toys after each visit and kids love it. My son is only 5 and before each dental visit, he always wants to know if the dentist will give him a ball for looking at his teeth.

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