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Help! My Child is Terrified of the Dentist

Posted on May 27th, 2024

Torrance dentist, Dr. Bradley Miller at Miller Family Dental, explains why your child might fear the dentist and how to help them through itIf you’re the parent of a young child, you know their brains are similar to sponges that soak up everything around them—especially in their first five years, which neuroscientists say is when they’ll do the most learning and developing in their entire life.  At this formative time, your child may amaze you with what they notice: your facial expressions, the different tones of your voice, and your habits. If your habits include regular dental visits and an excellent oral hygiene routine, they’ll notice and want to emulate you. 

If you happen to feel anxious about your dental visits, or you groan when you’ve got to floss and brush, they may synchronize and feel your dread. This could lead to dental fears that stick with them for years—potentially a lifetime!

Kids Can Be Courageous
If you’re feeling guilty right now, go ahead and put that away as it won’t serve you or your little one. Everyone has some room for improvement, and Miller Family Dental is here to help show you and your child that visiting the dentist can be not just comfortable, but rewarding!  We would love to help teach your children about dental care and how to make them feel safe and confident before dental visits

If you’ve got any questions after reading, or you’re ready to schedule an appointment for your little one, contact your Torrance dentist, Dr. Miller, today

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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