Tips to help eradicate the potential for life-time dental anxiety in kids

Kids’ fear of going to the dentist is usually anticipatory and unfounded. Here are a few tips to help eradicate the potential for life-time dental anxiety by ensuring positive dental experiences throughout childhood.

  • Show no fear.

Even if you experience anxiety, do not communicate this to your child.

  • Set the bar high.

Demonstrate excellent home care and encourage your child to practice at an age-appropriate level. Pitch in when necessary.

  • Start early.

Call us to discuss the best time to start your child’s dental visits, beginning with a get-to-know-us appointment, and if we complete an oral exam, you will be right at your child’s side. Afterwards, make the day even more special by catching a movie or by going out to lunch together.

  • Instill pride.

Praise your child for taking good care of their smile…not for their bravery.

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