Parents, Children, and the Dentist

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If you are a parent, regardless if you are a first time parent or already have children, you know the large of a responsibility you have. Parents want to make sure that their children grow up to be healthy. This includes having great dental health.

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Parents Children and the Dentist If you are a parent regardless if you are a first time parent or already have children you know the large of a responsibility you have. Parents want to make sure that their children grow up to be healthy. This includes having great dental health. However many children fear the dentist and don’t want to go. They may have seen kids on their favorite television shows run from a dental appointment or have heard from their friends how the dentist made their mouths hurt. Others may have gone once before and had an unpleasant experience. No matter what a fear of the dentist is something many children and even adults have. One the most important things that every parent should teach their child is basic dental hygiene—brushing and flossing. As early as you can you should explain the reason why they need to brush their teeth every after a meal and the importance of using floss

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regularly. They also need to understand that the dentist isn’t a bad person. He or she is simply trying to help the child maintain good oral hygiene and stay healthy. He and his staff don’t intentionally try to hurt anyone. In some cases he may offer small treats to children who complete a visit without any trouble and you can use this treat as incentive for a successful visit. You can also discuss the difficulties people who don’t see the dentist regularly may have although this may not work with young children. Content Source

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