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Afraid of the Dentist? 6 Tips for Helping a Fearful Child

Girl afraid of the dentist

There are things you can do to take the fear out of dentist appointments.

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Taking a child to the dentist is rarely simple. Dentist anxiety and phobia are problems for about 30 million to 40 million people in the United States, according to Colgate. And in many instances, these challenges prevent people from getting the dental care they need to maintain clean, healthy and beautiful smiles.

If your child is scared of the dentist, it

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