Okay, we all know the bi-annual trip to the dentist is not quite what the kids had in mind when you said you were going to go on a family outing. However, things might go a lot smoother if the trip to the dentist is approached as a positive event. From a child’s point of view, a trip to the dentist can be a scary event. There are often unfamiliar noises and objects. The dentist is a stranger who wants to stick metal instruments in the child’s mouth. Fortunately, as a parent you do have some control over how the visit to your local Fort Collins family dentist will go. You can present the trip as a positive experience where the dentist will count the child’s teeth, check to make sure all of them are clean, healthy and strong, Then explain that the friendly dentist will polish the child’s teeth so they shine. This sort of positive approach can make the visit seem fun and positive instead of scary.