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Ways to Help Your Child with Dental Anxiety

Ways to Help Your Child with Dental Anxiety

Going to the dentist or orthodontist as a child maybe a scary process for some; and the uncertainty can create anxiety that prevents a child from speaking up about potential ailments. To ensure your child has a healthy relationship with their dentist and orthodontist, we advise parents to follow these two steps.

Outline What to Expect

One reason why children are so afraid of the dentist or orthodontist is they do not know what to expect. They visualize tools that look painful, and it naturally creates a sense of hesitation.

Helping your child understand the role of dental or orthodontic tools can go a long way in minimizing this stress. When they fully understand that a dentist is there to help and not harm, it can quell anxiety and nervousness.

Visit a Compassionate Clinic

The clinic environment plays a crucial role in how comfortable children feel. If the lighting is dark, the equipment is old, and the staff is cold, it naturally creates a feeling of uncertainty.
At Maduke Bulat, our goal is to make orthodontic appointments comfortable, and we have dedicated ourselves to creating an open, compassionate, and caring clinic for all of our patients.

During our initial consultation we help children understand and learn more about dental techniques and orthodontic equipment, so the process is clear and worry-free. With our selection of braces, lnvisalign, retainers, and other orthodontic appliances, we can find the ideal solution for any oral condition.
An initial orthodontic examination by the age of 7 is recommended, in order to identify problems, to make our patients feel at ease, and to intercept and start treatment at the right time. So even though the thought of going to a dentist or orthodontist may seem scary to a child, it is Important to help them overcome this fear to ensure a healthy and vibrant smile.

Maduke-Bulat is a long-established orthodontics practice in Surrey, BC. Dr. Sandra Maduke and Dr. Ryan Bulat are both certified specialists offering cutting-edge orthodontics in a warm and compassionate environment.

If you have any questions about this article or orthodontics in general, or if you want to make an appointment with Maduke-Bulat, please contact us at (604) 591-8621.

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