A recent study done by scientists at the Rey Luan Carlos University of Madrid showed an interesting link between a parent’s fear and comfort level at the dentist and their children’s fear and comfort level at the dentist.
Researchers interviewed 183 children between 7-12 years of age and found that parents play an important role in how their children feel at the dentist’s office. During a dental appointment, a child will look to their parents on how to act and feel towards their dentist.
It’s very important that the parents have the right attitude towards the dentist. They can do this by looking relaxed and comfortable in the dentists’ office and even making jokes with their dentist and laughing. If the parents seem relaxed, their children will feel more relaxed as well and be able to have a positive experience at the dentists’.
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To read more about the study, click to view the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/16/dentist-fear_n_2144477.html