Addressing a child’s fear of the dentist is essential. Many adults with dental phobia avoid having dental treatment.
– Choose a dentist who specialises in treating children.
– Visit the dentist before the child’s first checkup, if possible, for a quick meet-and-greet.
– Talk to your child about the dentist using positive terms and simple language.
Children who see the dentist early in life get used to having regular visits. They should have an appointment as soon as teeth arrive.
“… if you want your child to feel comfortable going to the dentist, it typically helps to start dental appointments at a young age.”