The sights and sounds of a dental office can be very frightening to some patients. In fact, it is believed that more than 75% of people experience some form of anxiety when it comes time to visit the dentist. However, it is important for parents to be calm and honest with children regarding what will happen during a dental appointment. If parents are nervous, their negative energy is quickly and powerfully transferred to children. Furthermore, if a patient is going to a dentist where they're continually afraid, then the family should consider trying a new dental office.
An informative article was published in the October 2013 issue of Canadian Family magazine.
The title of the article was "The whole tooth - How to manage your child's dental anxiety".