Kids Fear the Dentist

iStock_000002675806LargeBeing scared or afraid of the dentist is a natural reaction for children. The dental office can seem like a strange place to a kid that has never been to the dentist office; full of strange people, strange sounds, strange objects, and a funny man or women wearing a small mask. This unfamiliar environment can seem outright frightening to kids. Children are always more comfortable when they know their surroundings and precisely what goes on in them. And if the dentist is new and unfamiliar then it’s not surprising they might be a little scared.

It’s important to be patient and understanding with your child, and taking time to discuss things with your child will go a long way to helping you understand where the fear is coming from. Then you can offer the support, love and reassurance that will help them overcome their fear. Our Castro Valley dental staff makes a sincere effort to make the entire experience smooth and pleasurable.

When You Get to Our Office

We explain to your child what is going to happen and generally provide a fun interesting experience for your child.  Older children experiencing our orthodontics services are shown a lot of care and comfort as well.  Big Smiles! Little Kids! We’re experts in both! Make an appointment today at our office. We look forward to giving your child a wonderful dental experience!

Joseph A. Whitehouse M.S. D.D.S.
(510) 881-1924 |
3603 Jamison Way Castro Valley, CA 94546


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