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Doing Online Research With Your Kids May Help to Ease Their Fears

Posted on 7/23/2017 by Cynthia Pelley
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Most people, young and old, fear the unknown. When they do not know what to expect, their minds wander and they get more fearful instead of being able to remain in control. If your child is nervous about a procedure going on at the dentist's office, it may help them to look up what the procedure is all about. With you by their side, guiding their search, it could provide them with the answers they need to help their fears go away.

How to Research Procedures Online

First of all, try looking at our website. See if we have a page on the pediatric procedure your child is nervous about that explains what will happen. You two can read it together, and you can explain any part of it they don't understand.

If that doesn’t work, try a dental organization's website (like the ADA). While it may be a more adult version of the content, the point is still the same. Go over the information slowly, and explain each step in a way that your child can understand.

Instead of letting your child wait in fear, help them find the answers they seek. Go online and find out what the procedure is about, and help them understand what it entails. If they see it in print, they are more likely to believe it to be accurate, which can help them calm down and accept the procedure. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (503) 235-0313.

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