During the summer period, children are more prone to consume food products that are not good for their teeth. The fear of not going to the dentist often causes even greater damage to them. So, what should you do as parents so that children are not afraid of the dentist?
It is important for dentists to establish a friendly relationship with patients, especially children, in order to combat patients’ fears and provide effective and efficient treatment.
Establishing a strong rapport at the child’s first visit helps create a comfortable atmosphere in which the child does not feel threatened.
Children often make judgments about their dentist based on his appearance, and you should not insist on sending your child to the family dentist, but you should migrate until you find a dentist that your child has become friends with.
A friendly relationship with the dentist can help young patients cope with the specific stimuli of identifying procedures.
As parents of children, it is important to try to reduce as much as possible the anxiety of children at the dentist. Since fear has its origins in childhood, it is more than normal for them to be afraid.
But how can we manage it?
In cooperation with the dentist, we must ask, talk and familiarize ourselves with each procedure slowly.
Let the children’s first visits be familiarization with the environment, let’s go to carry out a cleaning with a brush, to build children’s confidence.
Don’t forget, parents, you play a very important role at home, raise your children without mentioning the sentence “It’s wise that I made you a needle”, talk about dentists and the importance of dentists and that without them we will never be able to eat comfortably.
Dentists with patience and dedication will teach children how important every tooth in the mouth is.
Do noises at the dentist bother you?
Many children do not like the noise of the turbine, then the dentist should advise the patient to go to the next session with headphones and music. This is how we minimize noises that create anxiety and fear for children.
But what is another factor that creates anxiety in children?
Aromas, which are divided into two categories: ambient and medicinal.
The dentist must air the clinic often and regarding the odors in the child’s mouth, the child must talk to the dentist to find together a treatment that has a more suitable and bearable odor for the small patient.