Some kids love the dentist thanks to the attention they get and even seem to enjoy having their teeth cleaned. Some children are also excited by getting a new toothbrush or toy after visiting the dentist. Conversely, many children won’t enjoy visiting their dentist. In fact, some children may even bite their dentist because they’re scared.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help a child who’s afraid of the dentist, and a few things you could do to help your child avoid the fear altogether. For instance, one important thing you can do is take your child to the dentist when they’re about a year old. You see, if your child visits their dentist while they’re young, they should be more comfortable with a dentist in the future. Another important thing you can do is avoid speaking negatively about the dentist and letting your dentist explain treatments your child may need.
You should also remember that it’s important to teach your children about how important their oral health is. You should also explain that your child’s dentist will keep their teeth clean, which will help them stay healthy. Similarly, if you stay relaxed while at the dentist’s office, your child will probably be more relaxed as well. In fact, your child may be able to tell something is wrong if you’re tense.
Finally, please remember to be understanding. If your child struggles with visiting the dentist, please comfort and support them. If you’d like to learn more about how you can help your child with dental anxiety, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 210-526-0925. Our friendly team will be happy to answer any questions you have.