It is common for kids to have a degree of anxiety and hesitation when it comes to seeing the dentist. Dental fear is a prevalent condition in children. At times, this is merely due to the discomfort of not knowing what to expect in a dental consultation. Then again, new research reveals that they can also develop this fear from their parents.
In the study involving 183 kids and their parents, the researchers correlated the respective levels of their dental phobia. It was then found that the two are closely related and from this, it can be deduced that it is possible for kids to inherit dental fear and anxiety from their parents. In addition, researchers also found that the emotional reactions of parents play a crucial role in the experience of children. The experts suggest that parents should be more active in making their kids feel relaxed and comfortable in the dental clinic.
For expert guidance when it comes to the well-being of your children’s teeth and gums, consult your trusted Brisbane dentist here at Malouf Dental. We can provide them with top-notch Children’s Dentistry so that they can maintain a healthy mouth as they grow up. Call us today on (07) 3390 6100 or book your appointment online.
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