How to Make Sure Your Child Isn’t Afraid of the Dentist
Turning a trip to the dentist into a punishment is tempting. “You got a cavity? Well, it’s your fault for not brushing your teeth and for eating too much junk.” Don’t do this. It can make your child’s relationship with the dentist an unhappy one, and risk them having a lifelong fear of the dentist. Here are some other ways you can make sure your child isn’t afraid of the dentist.
1. Make sure the dentist they see has ample experience treating children.
Not all dentists are great with children. Go with a practice that is specifically for pediatric dentistry or a family dentist that has experience treating people of all ages.