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How to help prevent your child from developing dental anxiety

Visiting the dentist is an important part of maintaining good oral health at any age. It is therefore vital that children create a positive connection with going to the dentist, so they continue to visit throughout their lifetime. Check-ups, however, can be scary for children – lying in a chair in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar smells and noises, while a stranger pokes their mouth with cold instruments can be frightening. Fear of the unknown is normal, but parents play an essential role in easing their child’s fear. Use the following tips to help your child feel more comfortable before and during visits to the dentist and to promote good dental health for the rest of their life. Keeping a positive attitude before the appointment It is recommended that your child’s first dental visit to be within six months of their first tooth coming through or before their first birthday.... Read More
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