Children and Dental Anxiety
Dental anxiety is a common issue in many people, and it often starts in childhood. It's important to instill great oral health habits young of course to keep your children healthy, but also to help develop healthy views of visiting the dental office!
Developing Great Habits
Taking the time to instill those great at-home oral health habits can make a big difference! Brush teeth with your children, and make it a fun activity to participate in! Once you start taking your kids to the dentist, we want them to feel comfortable in our office as well, and part of that will be knowing how they care of their teeth at home. Brushing regularly with a small amount of toothpaste from even the very first sign of their baby teeth coming in can make a huge difference!
When we see children who already have some fear around visiting the dentist, we'll take our time to make them feel more comfortable. We want to make oral care not only comfortable but also fun for your child! We'll answer all of their questions, and make sure they know exactly what to expect every step of the way while they are in the dental chair. Sometimes just being informed can make children feel much more comfortable.
Our team has worked with many children, so we understand how to work with kids who are afraid of the dentist, whether it is because of a poor previous experience, or if it's simply fear of the unknown during their first few visits. It's so important to get your child to feel comfortable in the dental office- in fact, tooth decay is one of the largest conditions found in children today.
Children's Dentist Owings Mills MD
If you have any questions, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment with our team, don't hesitate to contact our office today for more information. We look forward to helping you and your child overcome dental anxiety and get the right treatments!