When the time comes for a trip to the dentist, some of your younger family members may be less than enthusiastic. In fact, they may feel downright panicked. Many children feel anxiety about going to the dentist, with emotions ranging from mildly reluctant to extreme fear brought on by just the thought of sitting in a dental chair. It’s important to help your child have the most positive experience that they can while at the dentist.
Being comfortable allows them to build healthy associations and create good oral care habits they can take with them as they grow. Here are some tips for you to try out to help manage your child’s dental anxiety.