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Are Parents Teaching Kids to Have Dental Fear?

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If you suffer from dental fear, April may be the perfect month to schedule your exam; it’s National Anxiety Month. Dental anxiety is common in adults and children, and a recent survey conducted by Delta Dental may explain why kids seem to be terrified of the dentist even if they’ve never seen one. In the nationwide poll, the number of parents who reported dental phobia matched the number of children who had the same dental fear. It’s not just a coincidence. Experts believe that a parent’s negative or fearful outlook on dental treatment is inadvertently passed down to their kids.

Parents Can Pass Dental Phobia on to Children

Young minds are impressionable and vulnerable to the fear and negativity of those around them. Dental phobia in children can easily develop if parents show obvious signs of distress when it’s time for their own dental treatment. To avoid passing their dental phobia along to the next generation, parents should take steps to manage their own fears, and try to keep a positive tone when discussing dental visits with children. Staying calm and relaxed at their own dental appointments can help parents demonstrate that dentists are friends, and dental care can be fun. To put children at ease, a dental visit should be treated the same as any other wellness check-up.

Managing Adult Fear of Dentist

Dentists are aware of patient dental fear and take measures to reduce it. Televisions or music in treatment rooms provide distraction. Many dentists will also allow patients to bring in their own electronic devices to use during treatment. Wearing headphones can help soothe a fear of dentist drills. Patients who suffer from severe dental phobia should talk to their dentist about their concerns. In many cases, dental fear in adults can be effectively managed with conscious sedation methods,

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Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocoee. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Ocoee, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Ocoee.

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