I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!
Many children become anxious and afraid when they have to go to the dentist. If you have been thinking about ways in which you can help to ease your child's dental anxiety, the good news is that there are a few things you can do. When you apply these techniques consistently, you should see a reduction or elimination of your child's anxiety.
Read Books About the Dentist
There are several books out there that are aimed at helping to reduce dental anxiety in children. These books try to present going to the dentist in a fun way so that children will see it as an adventure. Read these books with your child again and again as you start preparing them for their dental visit.
Try dramatizing some of the events in these books to get your child even more involved. By the end of it, your child will be more interested and happier about visiting the dentist.
Do a Consultation
Doing a consultation with your dentist before you go for a visit is a great way to get your child comfortable with going to the dentist. A good pediatric dentist will discuss with your child exactly what they plan to do during the visit and help put them at ease. During that time, your child can ask your dentist all the questions that they have been wondering about the visit.
Don't Pass On Your Anxiety
Often, children's dental anxiety is a result of their parents' dental anxiety. If you are also anxious about dental visits, you should try not to let your child see this. This can have a negative impact on them. The best thing you can do is to be positive about the dentist and talk about all the things that they do to help. Let your child know that the dentist plays a critical role in keeping everyone healthy.
Schedule Routine Visits
Dental visits should be a part of your child's routine. Routinely visiting your dentist will help your child accept it as a normal part of life. Once you choose a dentist that is child-friendly ensure that you visit regularly. Try not to let your child forget how comfortable they were at their last visit. This can get dental anxiety started all over again.
Dental anxiety is common in children. However, it is something that can be overcome with strategic and careful planning. Using the steps above will help to significantly reduce your child's dental anxiety. Talk to a pediatric dentist for more advice.Share
28 February 2022