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We need your trust and help to accomplish this goal, especially if your child is anxious. We ask that you discuss positive aspects of dentistry with your child. Convey good feelings about dental visits as being part of growing up. Use positive words with your child like "gentle" and "fun," rather than "won't hurt" or "not scary" because the words hurt and scary are likely all they will hear.
When you don't know the answer to a tough question, it is OK to reassure your child by saying something like "I don't know but we'll be sure to ask Dr. Ryan at the beginning of your visit." Anxiety is fear of the unknown, and letting Dr. Ryan answer your child's questions may be all they need to feel comfortable. Together we can make your child's dental visit a happy one.
P.S. Please don't worry or be upset if your child fusses or cries. It's just another way for children faced with a new or unusual situation to communicate. Remember their first hair cut or picture with Santa?Learn More