Is Your Child Scared of the Dentist?

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Children are known for being scared of the dentist. There is something about the loud machines and the big chairs that makes the dentist office seem like a scary place to be. If you are struggling to get your child excited about his dental exams, the tips below may help you conquer his fears.

Choose the Right Dentist from the Start

Working with the right dentist early on will have a major impact on how scared your child is to go to the dentist. We strive to provide a happy environment in our office so children feel comfortable working with us. Dentists who mostly work with adult patients may not have the tools, decorations, and knowledge to make your child feel safe and special. Above all else, make sure you select the right pediatric dentist for your little one.

Explain What Happens without the Dentist

Children are logical creatures, no matter how simple you may think their minds are. They are going to respond well to logical trains of thought. If you explain that their teeth will rot away without going to the dentist, they may be more motivated to go. You could also tell your children that the dentist will help their teeth stay "big and strong." That's a phrase that works well for almost every child.

Lead by Example

The next time you have to go to the dentist, get excited about it. Talk about it all the time before you go and make it sound like a really cool event to be a part of. This again will tap into the logical side of your child's brain. You have something he now wants, and he will do whatever it takes to get it.

Present Other Benefits

You might be able to help your child get over his fear of the dentist if you set up other rewards to go with it. For instance, your child may miss half a day of school, or perhaps you will take him out for a treat afterward. This may seem like bribery, but sometimes that's what you have to do as a parent.

Make a Day out of It

My mother used to make my trips to the dentist into my "special day." I would get to take the second half of the day off, and then we would go to my favorite restaurant right after the appointment. We would play games, go see a movie, and do all kinds of other things on my special day. Do the same for your child, and that fear will go away in no time.

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