Helping Children’s Dental Anxiety

Regular dental care is important for your child’s long-term health. As a pediatric dental office in Brevard, we strive to provide your child with a relaxing dental environment. However, children can still find the dentist scary. If your child is anxious about an upcoming dental visit, here are some ways our office can help to put them at ease.

Three Ways We Help Your Child With Dental Anxiety

  1. Be Supportive: One of the best ways we put your child at ease is to be supportive. By being brave, calm, reassuring, and answering their questions your child becomes relaxed with the procedure and with your support this can reduce their anxiety.
  2. Provide Information: Children, like adults, can fear the unknown. When you arrive at the dentist, we will explain the situation to your child and what they can expect in terms of sensation, noise, taste, and what a treatment will entail. This can remove the fear of not knowing what is going to happen.
  3. Enforce The Positives: Focus on the positive outcomes of the visit. We offer small rewards such as stickers or earning tokens to trade for a toy. Little games and prizes add positive and happy emotions to the visit which can reduce the fear of visiting a pediatric dentist.

When You Need Dental Care You Can Trust

At Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry in Melbourne we want to calm your children’s anxiety about the dentist. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. We offer a wide assortment of dental care to keep your child’s dental health in top condition. We look forward to hearing from you!