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What to Do If Your Children Are Scared of the Dentist

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Just about any parent who has multiple children will tell you that each child is different. One example of this is fear of going to the dentist. While one child may have no issues with this task, another could have a great deal of anxiety about it. If the latter describes your children, here are a few suggestions you may try.




Buy a Children’s Book

As you might imagine, this problem is not new. As a result, people have written hundreds of excellent children’s books on the subject, each of them ending with a scared child conquering their fear. Reading one with your children will allow them to do two things. First, they will see what a dentist office is, which will give them an accurate idea of what to expect. Second, they can relate to the main character of the book and aspire to go on that same journey of being brave and getting through a dental appointment.




Walk Them Through the Process

Part of the reason why children are so afraid of medical situations is that they do not understand them…