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...

Feeling a little nervous before a dentist appointment is common. Many adults have mild to severe dental anxieties and fears, as do children. Ideally, though, kids should be able to grow up with a healthy understanding of why dental hygiene is important and without debilitating...

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