Does Your Child Fear Going to the Dentist? Here Is What you Should Do.

Posted on 3/21/2022 by Brian Rounds, DDS
Does Your Child Fear Going to the Dentist? Here Is What you Should Do.Getting your child to go to the dentist can be a real hassle. This is because kids usually have dental anxiety and fear because they imagine needles and pain whenever they think of a dentist. Luckily, there are ways you can help ease your child's anxiety and make them enjoy going to a dentist. Here are some tips.

Use Simple Words to Explain the Visit

One of the best ways to conquer your child's dental fear and anxiety is to use simple language to make them understand why it is important to go to the dentist. Avoid using words like pain, injections, or anything else that might make your child fear the dentist. Also, do not forget to engage your child in the conversation and remind them that pediatric dentists are friendly people who love children.

Have a pretend Visit

It is normal for kids to ask many questions before they go anywhere. If your kid has plenty of questions, you can have a pretend appointment to help them understand what it is like to go to a dentist. For example, you can give them a mirror to look at their teeth and point out minor differences that they might see in their teeth. Also, this is the point where you need to explain to your child the importance of dental visits and how they will improve their teeth.

Take Your Child To a Dentist While They Are Still Young

As a parent, you should get used to taking your child to a dentist regularly to have their teeth examined. If you start early, you will allow your child to get used to seeing equipment in a dental office, which might significantly help combat their dental fear. Apart from that, they will always know why they are going to a dentist. At our dental clinic, our pediatric dentists are dedicated to assisting all parents in taking care of their child's teeth. You can always book an appointment with us at any day and time.
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