Many people suffer from dental anxiety. It’s normal for people to feel uncomfortable when they do not have much experience in a dental office. However, this anxiety does not have to spread to your children. It’s normal for you to want your children to grow up without fears and anxiety, especially if you share them. That is why our team is here to help you understand how you can prevent dental anxiety in your children.
According to the American Dental Association, also known as the ADA, once a child receives their first tooth is the perfect time to bring them in to meet the dentist. If you expose your child to the dentist at an early age and help them understand the process, it helps them feel safer and secure during dental checkup procedures as they grow up.
Another way you can help keep your child from developing dental anxiety is to start dental cleanings at the appearance of their first tooth. This will help your child to be more comfortable with dental tools and equipment. This will also help your child feel more comfortable with dental tools in their mouth like a toothbrush, and floss, so they are less likely to be nervous when the dentist puts these dental tools in their mouth.
If you have questions about how you can help your child with dental anxiety please call our office. We are here to provide you and your family with a positive experience. Let us lead you and your family to a worry-free and healthy smile this holiday season.