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Finding the Right Dentist for Your Children

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Taking your?children to the dentist?can be nerve-wracking for a parent. Even some adults get a little apprehensive around dentists (though they needn’t feel that way) and children aren’t as able as adults are to manage anxieties. This can result in tears, tantrums and general fussiness.

Taking your child to the dentist does not have to be an ordeal, though. Here are some things you might look for when selecting a dentist for your children:

  • What’s the office like??You might not care about a dentist’s interior decorating, but a dental office that is warm, welcoming and calming might make your child feel more at ease.
  • Does the dentist have many younger patients??Experience is the best teacher, so a dentist who often works with children will likely be well-equipped to treat your young ones. Also, it says something about a dentist if other parents are comfortable taking their children to see him or her.
  • What is the dentist’s demeanor like??A dentist who is kind, patient and naturally reassuring will make the experience easier for his or her child; a dentist who is brusque or inexperienced with kids will likely not. Don’t be shy about having a touch-base with a dentist before you bring your children to see him or her. It’s actually quite a good idea.

Dr. Ashley Mann takes pride in offering excellent dental service to patients both big and small. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Mann’s services, feel free to?contact us?at your convenience.

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