3 Types of Parents Who Bring their Kids to the Dentist
A fear of dentistry is a fear of unknown for a child who visit the dentist for the first time. Well, I’ve got three types of parents who bring their children to see me.
First one would be, “Yeah, dentist, you will be fine, “and we’re just going to say hi to the dentist “and get your teeth checked.”
The second one would be, “Yeah, we’re going to the dentist, “you have to behave, okay? “You’re not gonna be scared, “you’re not gonna be worried. “You are cool! “Cool dude, you can do it!”
The third one. They’ll start sweating the previous day, “You know you’ve got this dentist appointment, “you’re gonna be fine, okay? “Don’t worry. “Don’t be scared. “I was so brave when I was at your age.” And then the child will look at you like, “Okay, so I can’t be scared. “Should I be scared? “Is there something that my Mom or Dad is hiding from me?” So those, the third type is something that I would say no.
Please, if you were or you are nervous at the dentist, please don’t pass that fear to your kids because fear is a very funny thing. If you’re scared of, say, for example, a spider, you know what you’re scared of and you avoid spiders, but if you are scared of something unknown, you don’t know what to avoid, you know?
A fear of dentistry is a fear of unknown for a child who visit the dentist for the first time. Please don’t pass your fear to your children. You take them to a very gentle dentist or caring dentist who talks through the procedure by tell-show-do technique, and your child will be fine. If you are scared of dentist, please don’t talk about dentist.