If you are an adult who is saddled with dental anxiety because of a stressful experience as a child, you know the impact it has on your life. You may skip routine appointments and your oral health inevitably suffers.
Tips for a Positive Experience
At Bethlehem Town Family Dental, we believe every child deserves a life free of dental anxiety. We create positive experiences for children every day, and we have a few insights about what you can do as a parent to support our efforts.
- Ask Us about “Happy Visits”:These low-key visits are meant to gradually introduce your child to the dental experience. Kids react to stress in unfamiliar circumstances just as adults do. We recommend these appointments take place around age one. Your child will meet Dr. Henry and our team and get used to the sights and sounds of a dental office. These experiences will help your child understand they’re in a safe place and there’s nothing to fear.
- Keep Negative Feelings to Yourself: If you have dental anxiety, you know what a burden it can be. But you have the opportunity to help your child avoid the same fate by putting a positive spin on dentistry. Kids absorb everything you say like a sponge, so be sure to keep your negative feelings to yourself.
- Find a Dentist Experienced in Treating Children: Children DO require extra patience and compassion, so it’s best to find a dentist who has treated children successfully. We offer safe, gentle nitrous oxide sedation that allows your child to comfortably get the care they need and leave the office with a good feeling about their visit.
Call Us to Arrange Your Child’s First Visit
If your child is ready for their first visit, please call Bethlehem Town Family Dental. We will show you that children’s dentistry in Glenmont, NY really can be an enjoyable adventure!