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Tears & Fears
Posted on 10/8/2015 by Fariba Mutschler
As a pediatric dentist, I specialize in children and special needs patients. Nevertheless, a large part of my job is overcoming parental fears.

Parents have an incredible influence on their children; both positively and negatively.

Kids are so tuned into parental non-verbal communication that even if a mother does not say anything negative about an upcoming dental visit, their own worries and fears will cause their child to worry too.

A clinging two year old is expected. A tearful eight year old is a challenge. A fearful 28 year old mother is very hard to overcome.

One of the best ways to help your child prepare for a dental visit is to ask yourself if you have fears yourself. If you do, perhaps your spouse may be a better choice for the first dental exam.

We pride ourselves on getting kids to have a reasonably good time and once they come and see all the fun stuff we do, they will feel better coming back.
My daughter was a little nervous to have her dental work done but everyone in the office was super friendly and very reassuring and that helped her nervousness go away. Thanks for the excellent dental experience. ~ Lilyana G.


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