Dental Phobia

Children with Dental Anxiety

So many children come to the dentist and are thrilled to leave with a high five and a sticker, but many are ridiculously nervous. As a parent, there is a lot you can do to minimize your child’s anxiety.

“I hate going to the dentist.” “I hate the dentist.” “I’m terrified of the dentist.”

I never understood why so many members of our population hated going to the dentist when I was younger. As I started assisting for my own family dentist, I saw the phobia manifesting in patients.