Having a child that needs a dental filling due to a cavity can be a little stressful. It is easy to blame yourself as a parent for letting your child develop this cavity. However, you shouldn’t take it to heart. Many children develop cavities in their baby teeth. Your child’s love for sugar as well as a tendency to miss certain spots while brushing can easily lead to a cavity. Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone, and a dental filling can treat your child’s cavity.
It can be difficult to explain to your child the need for the dental filling. Children are typically fearful of going to the dentist, and going in with a cavity can be intimidating. Your family dentist, Dr. Dr. Manshadi, Dr. Van Arsdall, Dr. Roden-Johnson, Dr. Shoptaw, and Dr. Shook and the friendly staff of Killeen Children’s Dental Center understand the concerns of you and your child and would like to help you talk to your child about the treatment. Here are some helpful tips.
Be calm. Many children are naturally observant, and if you express anxiety or worry, then it’s highly likely your child will pick up on it. Try to avoid that happening by pretending that you are not nervous.
Be positive. When you talk to your child about the treatment for their cavity, choose your words carefully to avoid upsetting them. Try to express positive thoughts, such as “Dr. Dr. Manshadi, Dr. Van Arsdall, Dr. Roden-Johnson, Dr. Shoptaw, and Dr. Shook is going to fix your cavity”, instead of “I told you that you should take better care of your teeth!”.
If your child is in need of dental treatment in Harker Heights, TX, please call Killeen Children’s Dental Center today at (254) 262-3131 to schedule their appointment.