dental anxiety
29 July 2017

Children dental care in Sydney

Anxiety about visits to the dentist – Sydney dentist David Osie gives a few tips

Some children may feel anxious or frightened about visiting the dentist.

Treat the appointment as an ordinary event rather than a “big deal”.

It may be helpful if your child sits on your lap during the check-up, instead of in the dental chair.

It is not uncommon for very young children to resist the dentist’s attempts to look at their teeth – so it’s important that you reassure your child and don’t let your own dental fears or phobias affect them. Make sure your child is not tired or ill on the day of the appointment, and aim for morning appointments where possible.

Ensure you inform your dentist about any medical or psychological problems that your child may have before the visit.