Dentists use different methods to help your child feel comfortable during dental treatment. They may utilize a “Tell-Show-Do” method in which the dentist names the dental instrument, shows how the instrument is used and then applies the instrument in treatment.
Praise is the most preferred technique; as your child does something right during a dental visit, dentists let them know that.
For older children, doctor-child communication is often enhanced if parents remain in the reception room. However, infants and younger children may feel more confident when parents are in the treatment room.