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Dr. Gary R. DiStefano, DDS & Associates

GENERAL PRACTICE • HOWELL FAMILY DENTIST OFFICE
SPECIAL INTEREST IN TMJ DISORDERS

112 WEST GRAND RIVER
HOWELL, MI 48843
OFFICE (517) 546-8983
FAX (517) 546-1422

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Dentistry and Kids

 
Do you have young children? Are you worried about getting them through their first dentist visit?
 
Are your kids scared of the dentist, or show signs of anxiety when it’s time to go to the office?
 
Taking your kids to the dentist can be a very trying time, especially if they’re young and still don’t really understand what the dentist does or why they’re in the office.
 
You’re not alone! Many parents struggle with making sure their kids feel safe and at ease in the dentist chair, especially if they have anxieties about going to the dentist themselves.
 
Here are some helpful tips that will hopefully help you ease your child’s fears and make visits to the dentist go a lot smoother for everyone involved.
 
Dr. DiStefano & Associates pride themselves on specializing in pediatric dentistry in Howell Michigan, and ensuring that your child feels safe and at ease in their office. Part of what we do is educating parents on how to participate in their child’s visit.
 
If your child is struggling with visits to their pediatric dentist, make sure to tell them how important it is to keep their teeth and mouth healthy. If they understand how important it is to go, hopefully they’ll be more active in taking care of their mouths.
 
Remember: your child learns a lot about the world from you! If you show signs of anxiety at the dentist office, or tell them about a negative experience you’ve had, it’s likely that your child will also have those anxious or negative feelings. 
 
Finally, WebMD reminds parents to “keep in mind that it is perfectly normal for children to be fearful – some are afraid of being separated from their parents; others are afraid of the unknown; others are afraid of being injured”. 
 
At Dr. DiStefano’s office, we’re committed to making sure your child has the best dentist experience possible! If you are looking for a pediatric dentist in Howell, Michigan, give us a call at (517) 546-8983 today to see how we can improve your family’s health! 
 
 
 
 
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