10 Aug Alleviate Your Child’s Fear
Does your child dread going to the dentist? Consequently, do you dread taking your child to the dentist? We understand that dental health is important, and its essential to help your child maintain their oral health at a young age—including making frequent dental visits. To help you have a more pleasant experience, we’re happy to recommend a few things you can do to alleviate your child’s anxiety.
- Talking to your child can be a very effective way to relieve their anxiety. It’s possible that your child has learned to be anxious because they heard a scary experience or even saw something that disturbed them. Please remember to be attentive when you speak to your child about this problem. If you can identify the root of his or her anxiety, you may be able to help them overcome their anxiety.
- It may be helpful to make an appointment for yourself when your little one visits an appointment, or to schedule an appointment for other children as well. Your kids could find comfort in seeing members of their family go through the experience, or from having their family cheering them on.
- If your child has questions about what to expect, we recommend giving straightforward, simple answers. Please do not try to answer more complex questions. Your child’s dentist will be trained to answer questions without being threatening. Also, please avoid words such as “hurt” and “shot”.
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.