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Should Your Children Accompany You to the Dentist?

Posted on 2/20/2017 by OPDSF Office
A mother and daughter brushing their teeth, before visiting the dentist.
When a child is curious about the dentist, one option that parents have is to bring that child with them to the dentist. It allows the child to see the parent getting some form of cleaning or treatment, and allows them to ask questions to the dentist during the procedure.

It can help inspire bravery in children who tend to be fearful of the doctor or other similar situations. Also, it can help you see what part of the process your child focuses on most.

Things to Remember If You Bring Your Child to Your Appointment

First, you need to make sure someone is there to care for your child. You will not be able to keep an eye on your child while getting a dental procedure, and kids tend to be curious about what is all around them. Have an extra set of adult hands with you to keep you, and your child, safe.

Second, make sure the procedure you are having done is child-friendly. Instead of bringing your child with for something bloody, consider just a simple exam where your dentist is able to speak with you and your child, without losing focus on the task at hand.

Finally, remember your child is going to have questions. Be honest about what is going on, and let them ask as many questions as they have. The more honest you are about the entire experience, the less likely your child is to be nervous of the dentist in the future.

For more help keeping your child from developing a fear of the dentist, contact our office today. They know of a lot of ways of being able to keep fears to a minimum. They can speak with your child, answer their questions, and give you and your child peace of mind.

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San Francisco, CA 94116

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Pediatric Dentistry
823 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

Ph (415) 661-8383
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