Tips on How to Help Your Child Deal with Their Fear of a Local Dentist


Part of keeping your child’s teeth healthy is a regular visit to your dentist. Unfortunately, dentists typically evoke feelings of fear in children what with the perceived pain that comes with the injection. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can deal with this.

Start Them Young

The sooner you can have your child at ease with going to the dentist, the easier it would be both for you and your little one. Keep in mind that visiting the dentist can be for any reason, including regular cleaning, and not just to deal with cavities and other gum problems. As you child gets used to the seeing the dentist, the anxiety that comes with the various dental procedures gets lessened.

Be Careful What You Say

Children can be quite impressionable so you need to make sure that you do not give them information that could trigger their anxiety. Words like “shot”, “pain” and “hurt” might lead them to associate the dentist as well as the dental procedure with a bad experience.
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