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Learning to Manage Fear of Seeing the Dentist

Have you ever tried to get a child to sit still at a dentist’s office? It is like pulling teeth. Pun intended! I understand children seem to naturally be afraid of dentists. After all, they can give shots and pull teeth. I was scared as a kid when my parents took me to the dentist. In fact, I was awful. I cried and screamed. I think our daughter has inherited my fears of the dentist. However, we found a childrens dentist in Wollongong that works perfectly with her. She just needed some positive experiences with the dentist to build confidence for returning for her braces.

She was so scared of the dentist that she brushed, flossed and used her dental rinses twice a day no matter what. She never missed brushing her teeth at least twice per day. Sometimes she would brush after each meal.