No, You Don’t Have To Pass Dental Anxiety On To Your Kids

Are you extra anxious when it comes to bringing your kids in for dental care (more than you usually are about dentistry) because you’re worried about them picking up on your dental anxiety? Trust us when we say that you’re not the first parent to go through this. Perhaps coming in to our practice causes you to feel quite uneasy! Maybe your main concern is that your child is going to ask you question and you’re accidentally going to respond in the wrong way. Whatever the case, our Dallas, TX team reassures you: You don’t have to pass anxiety on to your kids. How to avoid it? Well, let us help.

Let Your Spouse Bring The Kids In!

If you have such intense dental anxiety that just the thought of entering a practice makes you feel very nervous and you don’t know if you could hide it from your kids, don’t forget that you can always give yourself the gift of having someone else bring the kiddos in. If this is an option for you, remember that in many cases, a spouse who is absolutely not anxious in the least may be a better choice. Don’t feel guilty or worry. Our team has everything under control and your kids will enjoy relaxing dental checkups, cleanings, and more!

Remember: You Aren’t Receiving Care

Keep in mind if you’re the one bringing your children in that we are a pediatric dental care practice. We aren’t going to try to convince you to schedule a dental visit with us. You aren’t receiving care when you come in. Instead, you’re simply bringing your children in for the dental care that their little smiles need in order to stay healthy and develop beautifully. Rest easy, relax, and you may even feel your dental anxiety subside as you witness your kids completely enjoying the process!

Don’t Share Your Stories

So, what to do when your kids ask you something like, “Did you like going to the dentist when you were a kid?” or, “When are you going to the dentist?” etc.? This might be a very good time to redirect, rather than share your stories. Perhaps mention that you have always loved taking care of your teeth. Feel free to say that you’re looking for an adult dentist that you like as much as you like coming in to see us. That way, all you do is spread positivity!

Let Us Help You Feel Exceptional About Your Child’s Smile Care

Feeling a little anxious about dental care on behalf of your child? Come on in for the dental visit with your kiddo to see that it’s a very relaxing experience! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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