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Dealing with Your Child’s Fear and Anxiety

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Do you ever wonder what you can do to help make your child’s dental experience more enjoyable? Do you ever worry about taking your child to the dentist? If so, we are happy to offer you a few ideas for helping your child feel more comfortable.

  • You may want to consider alerting your child’s dentist before the visit. Many dentists can take extra care for children who are concerned about their visit. However, it may work better if your dentist knows in advance and has time to prepare before the appointment.
  • Sometimes, your child may be afraid of the dentist because of something they’ve heard. Please keep that in mind if you decide to answer any of your child’s questions. We recommend keeping your answers simple and that you let your dentist answer more complex questions. They are trained to talk to children non-threateningly.
  • Teach your children about how important it is for them to have strong teeth. Also, tell them that your dentist is a doctor who will help them keep their smile healthy. Also, please do not promise your children an award for going to the dentist.

Please feel free to contact us soon if you are interested in learning more about how you can help your child alleviate their fear of visiting the dentist.