Have you ever have a little patient who just doesn’t want his or her teeth to be cleaned? Well, all of the other dentists have. It is estimated that 15% of Americans (a huge part of it kids) are afraid to go to dentists. It’s about 40 million. In this article, we will talk about why kids are afraid. How to make them not be? And especially, how to be a better dentist for kids?
Why are kids afraid of dentists?
– Unappealing dental surroundings
What Can We Do to Make Them Relax Inside The Clinic?
Start them young. There’s some truth to that. Also, as a dentist, we should be careful about what we say. Things like “Hurt”, “Pain”, and “Blood” should be avoided. Why? Because children have a highly active imagination. Be happy and keep smiling when talking to children. They are emotional creatures. Also, don’t be afraid to ask the parents. Talk to them and lesson them that the fear might instill in children when they themselves are afraid of dental clinics. But talking to parents is a bit difficult. So be sure to be nice and approach it as a suggestion.