Rocky Mountain Dental Care, your Fort Collins Family Dentist, specializes in making sure even our youngest patients are comfortable. It’s natural for children to be wary of new experiences, but parents can help make sure this natural uneasiness doesn’t become a lasting fear of the dentist.
We recommend starting your child’s dental care early, as this will ensure that your child’s first visit to the dentist is routine and not the result of an unexpected problem.
Telling your child what to expect can also help ease their anxiety. Simple role-playing games, like practicing saying, “Aah,” are especially effective with young children.
It is important that parents don’t inadvertently fuel their child’s anxiety by telling them to expect pain or discomfort at the dentist. Instead, Rocky Mountain Dental Care, your Fort Collins Family Dentist, recommends explaining the visit as just another part of good oral hygiene, like flossing or brushing your teeth.