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What to Do If My Child Is Afraid of the Dentist

October 31, 2021 12:58 pm

Is your child afraid of the dentist? In this post, we suggest ways you can make your child’s next visit to the dentist more enjoyable and less stressful.

Help Them Understand the Visit

Sometimes fear stems from not knowing what to expect or not understanding why something is happening. Help give your child some context as to why they are visiting the dentist and why their oral health is so important. There are a variety of children’s books and videos that can help your child know what to expect during their visit and how it will help their teeth and gums be healthy and strong.

Talk to Our Team

If your child is really nervous about visiting our office, let our team know before their visit. We can take extra care to explain what we are doing and what is happening next. We will praise your child and help them feel safe. Because our team only sees children, we uniquely understand their needs and are well-equipped to helping kids stay calm during their visits with us.

Enjoy Our Amenities

We offer an abundance of kid-friendly amenities at our office! At Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, your child will have access to our cozy blankets, TVs, movie glasses, video games, play area, books and magazines, and complimentary drinks. They’ll also be able to select a special prize from our treasure chest. Our office is designed to feel welcoming and relaxing for children of all ages, including children with special needs.

We Make Dental Care Fun in Lytle, TX!

We strive to get a smile out of even our most nervous patients. To book a visit with our compassionate and experienced team, contact us today! We would be thrilled to help your child come to enjoy their visits to the dentist.

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