Dental Phobia and Anxiety
Children are not always the easiest patients to treat. This is because they are often afraid of the dental office, which leads to dental anxiety. Stone Oak Dentistry & Orthodontics we are experienced in treating children with dental phobia and dental anxiety. Our dental office is designed with children in mind. If your child has dental anxiety, we can help them get the dental care they need in a safe and comfortable environment.
Dental phobia is a very real thing for many children. It’s estimated that dental phobia affects between 5% and 8% of children, and can have a major impact on their dental health. There are a number of factors that can contribute to dental phobia in children, including bad experiences at the dentist, negative media portrayals of dental procedures, and simply a fear of the unknown. For many children, dental phobia manifests as a fear of going to the dentist at all. This can lead to them avoiding routine dental check-ups and putting off important dental work, which can in turn lead to more serious dental problems down the road. It’s important to address dental phobia early on, as it can have a lasting impact on a child’s oral health.
Our dental professionals are specially trained in how to make your child feel welcomed and at ease. We’ll show your child that a positive and enjoyable visit to the dentist is possible. Plus, we offer a variety of dental services specifically for children. Whether your child needs a routine cleaning or more extensive dental work, we’ll make sure they’re comfortable and taken care of.
It’s important to teach children early on how to take care of their teeth. Showing kids the importance of dental care can help reduce their anxiety around going to the dentist. Talk to them about why it’s important to brush their teeth and floss every day. Explain how sugar can cause cavities and what happens when you get a cavity. When they see how important dental care is, they’ll be more likely to take care of their teeth. And when they’re taking care of their teeth, they’ll be less likely to have dental anxiety. So it’s a win-win!
The Stone Oak Dentistry & Orthodontics team will support your teachings and provide more professional help. Our priority is keep your child’s teeth looking great and feeling even better. Contact us to schedule an appointment.