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Tips to Help Children Learn to Love the Dentist

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Children do not enter the world with an existing set of dental fears. However, it may not take long for them to pick up on the fears of those around them or simply develop concerns about the unfamiliar, intimidating environment the family dentistry office can present. Given the fact that early and ongoing visits to the dentist are essential to continued oral health, it is important for parents to follow a few easy tips to help their kids get comfortable with professional dental care, including exams and cleanings.

Taking children to the dentist early in their lives—as young as one year old—is one of the best ways to make them comfortable and confident with professional dental care. Becoming familiar with the family dentistry office while very young will help to make their subsequent visits far less scary for them. Plus, during these visits to the dentist, parents can learn more about the proper dental care of baby teeth.

Reading and role-playing can also help young children have stress-free dentist appointments. Many children’s books feature popular characters going to the dentist to have their teeth cleaned, which can demystify the experience and get kids excited to have an experience just like their favorite personalities. Role-playing, where parents and kids take turns being the dentist and the patient, can also prepare them for what will occur during the actual office visit.

Taking young children along on their parents’ appointments can show kids what to expect at the dentist and demonstrate that there is nothing to fear. However, parents who have dental fears themselves should shield their children from their own anxiety. It is important to not act negative about dental visits so that kids will not associate the dentist with fear.

Also, a pediatric dentist can help to ensure a positive dental care experience for young children.  These family dentistry practitioners work in offices specifically designed to provide a fun, comfortable experience for kids who are nervous or have dental fears.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Fayetteville, call Dental One Associates of Fayetteville today at (678) 228-8348 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Fayetteville. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Fayetteville, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Fayetteville. 

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