Fear of the dentist
Children can be afraid of the dentist for various reasons. This may include:
- Fear of pain: Children may associate dental treatment with pain, which can lead to anxiety and fear.
- Fear of the unknown: Children may not know what to expect during a dental visit, which can make them feel anxious and uncertain.
- Fear of losing control: Sitting still and having someone work on their teeth can be uncomfortable for some children, especially if they feel like they have no control over the situation.
- Previous negative experiences: If a child has had a negative dental experience in the past, it can make them fearful of future visits.
- Fear of the tools and equipment: Some children may be intimidated by the dental instruments and equipment, which can appear sharp and scary.
- Children can also be anxious as a result of their parents’ fear of the dentist or because they have heard stories from others about negative experiences at the dentist.
At Tandenfeest -dental practice for children, we understand that dental anxiety is common among children. Our team has extensive experience in working with children