Is your child afraid of the dentist?
Raise your hand and cover your mouth if you’ve ever dreaded a trip to the dentist. If you’re like 60% of the population, you just raised your hand. More than half of us have some amount of dental anxiety. Not surprisingly, your child might be afraid of the dentist, too. Allowing this fear to continue or get worse can adversely affect your child’s oral health for decades to come. Indeed, nearly 20% of children under the age of 18 have untreated cavities, and fear is reported as one of the major reasons why they are left untreated. Luckily, dental anxiety can be overcome! Read more