Can you think of a time when the unknown has made you uneasy? Dental pediatric fear can be similar. Familiarizing your child with the dentist and how it is an extension of their at-home dental care can help squash those worries and reduce anxiety. Skipping dental pediatric care can be very harmful as it is an important part of maintaining overall health.
At David Wilhite DDS, you are welcome to bring your child in prior to his or her first visit to look around the office and meet Dr. Wilhite and his staff. Introducing and reiterating that the dentist is just an extension of at-home dental pediatric care will help the experience seem less daunting. Phrasing around the topic will also be important.
Be careful with how you phrase things so not to put thoughts in a child’s head that wouldn’t have been there before. Words like “don’t be scared” or “it won’t hurt” may seem harmless, but they could actually add new fears.
Getting started early on helping your child’s dental pediatric care fears can help reduce anxiety, make dental visits easier and transition into adult dental visits better. Contact us today to set up your consultation. We can discuss your goals and options for pediatric dentistry treatment. Plus, we’ll talk about affordable financing and dental insurance options to make sure your child gets the dental care they need.