Millions of children and adults are afraid of the dentist. However, this phobia is particularly important to address with the younger generation. What are three effective steps which parents can take?
– Have a “pretend” dental visit at home and examine your child’s teeth.
– Schedule a quick “meet and greet” at the dentist’s office before the first checkup.
– Keep things simple when explaining any potential procedures that might take place.
– Reward your child if he or she behaves calmly while at the dentist.
”If your child is scared of the dentist, it is a good idea to address his or her fear as soon as you can.”
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