What can you do for your child if they are afraid of the dentist? It is extremely important to begin caring for their teeth when they are young—even caring for their gums before their first tooth comes in. But, what can you do to help your child overcome their fear of the dentist? To help you, we’re happy to offer you three ideas.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.