dental anxiety

When Your Child Suffers From Dental Anxiety

Taking children to see a dentist is necessary when it comes to keeping their teeth healthy. To help ease future dental visits, here’s what you can do as a parent.

Key takeaway:

Parents should take their children for their first dental visit once their baby teeth become visible.

Avoid explaining dental procedures to your child as this might heighten curiosity and make the anxiety worse.

Parents should find an experienced dentist who will understand their child’s anxiety and still administer unparalleled treatment. 

Always pick a dentist that makes your child feel right at home

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.