How can I help my child overcome their fear of the dentist?

Dental anxiety or fear is not uncommon in children. To help your child overcome their fear, it is important to maintain open communication and create a positive dental experience. Talk to your child about the importance of dental visits and explain the procedures in a simple and reassuring manner. Choose a pediatric dentist who specializes in working with children and is skilled in managing dental anxiety. Consider bringing comfort items, such as a favorite toy or blanket, to the dental appointment. Distraction techniques, such as watching a movie or listening to music, can also help alleviate anxiety. Most importantly, remain calm and supportive during the dental visit to help your child feel safe and secure.