Dental Do's Do keep your child’s dental appointment. If you must cancel, please call the office as soon as you can. Before the Visit: Do share with your child the good reasons for going to the dentist. Do calm your child about the visit. Try not to use words such as “Hurt”, “Pain”, and “Bleeding” when talking about the visit to the dentist. Do talk about your child’s first visit in a good way. Oral Health Matters Working together to improve your oral health. Do stay in the waiting room if asked to do so by the dentist or the staff. Do keep friends, brothers, and sisters from trying to scare your child about the dentist. At the Office: Do visit the dentist with clean teeth. Do bring your child’s health plan ID card. Do bring only the child who has an appointment to the dental office, if possible.