It’s important for a child to have a good experience on their visit to the dentist. The child’s first dental visit can potentially affect the way they feel about the dentist for the rest of their life. Making your child feel comfortable is extremely important. To prepare your child for a dental visit it’s best to communicate openly and show pictures of things they might see. Let the child know what exactly will be done and how to act during the appointment. If the child has a bad visit, there are some things you can do to help them cope. Be sure to talk, show and do. Never use force with a child who is scared. After the visit, reinforce it as a learning experience. A child can see a dentist as early as six months. Be sure to make an appointment for an oral exam early on.