Do you get nervous when you think about going to the dentist? Do you avoid appointments or tell yourself the problems with your mouth are “no big deal” instead of going to a cleaning or having your teeth looked at? You’re not alone, and you...

The short answer to this common question is that no, all children aren’t automatically afraid of the dentist. It’s age-appropriate for small children to be uncomfortable with strangers or to whine or cry during an examination. This is more a fear of the unknown than...

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