Is there any reason for your child to have fear from the dentist?
Obviously, there is no reason for your child to fear the dentist’s office. They only fear it as they have never been there before. If your child’s first visit to the dentist clinic is at a later age such as 5 or 7, your child will understandably be scared while observing the dentist operating all these sharp and noisy dental instruments. This will make it harder for the dentist to treat your child and will develop a subconscious fear that might last until adulthood. But if you bring your kid as early as the age of 2 or 3, your child will become more comfortable coming to the office and some of those fears dissipate. Also, the child develops a stronger relationship with the dentist which helps him/her teach your child the necessary oral health care techniques.
How does the dentist teach your child good oral habits?
When you start bringing your child at a younger age, the dentist uses multimedia tools like photos, storybooks, videos, and other teaching tools that help your child learn in a fun way. The sooner the child learns the better he/she maintains good oral health through teenage and adulthood.