7 Tips To Ease Your Child’s Dental Fear

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By Advanced Family Dentistry
By Advanced Family Dentistry

9% of children are afraid to visit the dentist.Unlike adults, kids find dental clinic scary and are even afraid of the very idea to visit dentist office.

7 Tips to ease your child’s dental fear:

  1. Discuss your child’s fear, know the reason for their fear and try to pacify them by explaining the reason for not getting afraid.
  2. Make sure that the dentists use laser therapy because if dentists use drills then the pain will be more and you don’t want to scare them anyway.
  3. Make the clinic so lively that children don’t fear to visit.
  4. The dentist should know how to keep the child distracted. Pediatric dentists should keep their office kid-friendly with all fun decorating themes movies and games.
  5. Engage your child in a conversation to deviate his mind.
  6. The dentist can use sedation to help the child relax and stay more comfortable, the two most common type of sedation used for children are; a nitrous oxide or you can say oral sedative.
  7. The dentist should talk in a soft cordial manner so that they can feel at ease.

Parents should also consider their roles in taking care of children’s dental health:

  • Don’t hide anything from your child, tell your child about the process in details, answer all their queries and refrain from using words that might scare them.
  • Tell them about your pleasant experience in the dental visit, make sure you don’t scare them.
  • Always tell them how important it is to maintain, dental habits in order to keep the gum and teeth healthy.
  • Don’t assure them any reward for going to visit the dentist.

If your child isn’t complaining about any problem then you must get concerned and regularly check your child’s mouth.

Problems a child can have:

Oral thrush: It’s a kind of fungal infection that will affect soft and tender tissues.

Mouth ulcer: Sometimes you can find sores inside the mouth, which is painful and does not heal that quickly.

Oral herpes: Your child can sometimes get affected by herpes simplex virus (HSV). This virus can sometimes get spread through saliva.

Tooth abscess: Children are mostly suffered from tooth decay; abscess tooth appears as a pimple on the gum or as inflammation of the face on the side of the affected tooth.

Your child is our care. Contact us @603-821-9046 to fix an appointment at our dental office if you find that your child is suffering from any oral problem. When you visit our dental office at 613 Amherst St, Nashua, NH 03063 you deserve to get a comfortable dental care in a relaxed atmosphere.

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