Thursday, September 5, 2013

Have No Fear Dr. Clark is Here! had a great article discussing the importance of helping your child successfully handle their anxieties about dental appointments.

With the end of summer approaching, it’s extremely important to make sure kids are ready to return to school with a clean bill of health, and this should not be short of a routine dental clean-up. Once the school year begins, the shuffle of classes, work, dorm-life, and other college distractions make it hard to stay true to even a simple dental check-up.

Some students, especially those that are older and in the working field, tend to put off their dental care needs or ignore them completely. Excuses range from scheduling conflicts to claiming oral health is an unnecessary expense. The truth of the matter is that most of the procrastination comes from fear of the dental chair and fear of the dental bill.

Unpleasant memories that people harbor about going to the dentist as young children seem to be universally common. Years later, they still can't shake the fear. Worse yet, the rising cost and lack of healthcare seem to make it taboo in the 20-somethings’ generation.

Whatever the reason, it's easy to understand the fears that develop in childhood. Many have memories of an ominous-looking machine hovering above a way-too-big chair. Someone sticks a sharp instrument into their mouth, while stretched back and tense in an uncomfortable position, with no easy way to escape.

You can have confidence in our ability to listen to your concerns, and to help you calm your child resulting in a comfortable and positive experience in our office.

Give us a call today to schedule your child's 
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