Your kid’s oral health is necessary, and as a parent, you need to know that dental anxiety is common in children. Not only that, most of the pediatric and family dentists know how to work with dental anxiety in children.
Some extreme cases of pediatric dental anxiety can impact your child’s dental health in the future. There are some tips and tricks for managing pediatric dental anxiety, that include:
To help reduce the fear in children, dental books with stories could be an excellent way of visiting the dentist. With the help of colorful illustrations, it is easy for them to understand the language, and would be an excellent experience for your child of what to expect at the dentist.
Most dentists advise parents to bring their children for a first dental visit as soon as their first tooth appears. Taking your child for an early dental checkup can help in familiarizing with the dentist at an early age and is also good for their oral health. This can help in building trust and make them feel comfortable with their dentist.
If you decide to tell your child about the dental visit at the last minute, then it can increase stress and anxiety. Make sure to prepare your child to visit the dentist mentally. It would be best if you tell your child about the upcoming dental appointment beforehand.
Seeing a family dentist is the best option for taking care of the oral health for your children. It is beneficial working with the family dentist as he/she will be prepared and experienced in dealing with children and ensuring them to have a great dental experience.
Teach your child the importance of good oral hygiene as it will also be beneficial for their overall health. Bring them up with habits like brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting the dentist regularly.
Find out more about dental anxiety as you visit our offices in Henrico. Call Dr. Knaysi, D.D.S. today or request an appointment online.