Quite often, a parent communicates dental anxiety to the child. Therefore, it is important to teach children from an early age not to fear the dentist’s office. There are several ways to teach children not to be afraid — and to help them look forward to having their teeth examined.
– Schedule the first appointment when the child is about one year old
– Use a paediatric dentist who is trained to understand and treat children
– Encourage a positive attitude and avoid negative words like “hurt” and “pain”
Getting a child used to the dentist early will “avoid dental fear and anxiety” and further reading on the topic can be found at https://www.workingmother.com/afraid-of-the-dentist