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My five year old is not nice to the dentist.

Monday, Apr. 26th 2010 2:16 PM

I need help please

My son is for the most part  is well behaved.  I do not have too many times when his behavior becomes an issue.   That is why I do not understand why he hates to go to the dentist.  He never had a bad experience with a dentist to make him afraid of them.   It is not the dentist because he acts the same with any dentist.

We got told by one dentist that he could not handle him since he was kicking and trying to bite.   I found a good dentist that knows just how bad my son is but even he will have to sometimes reschedule his appointments,  because my son is acting like a big time brat.

I am so embarrassed by him.  He really is only this bad about the dentist.  He is a good boy and I am at a lost on what to.  I almost do not want to take him to his dental appointments but I do knowing that I have to.  How do I at least make him behave at the dental office?

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4 Comments on “My five year old is not nice to the dentist.”

  1. Carol Says:

    If your are not currently seeing a Pedodontists dentist you may want to see one. A Pedodontists are specialist that know how to handle troubled kids or kids that are afraid to go to the dentist.

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  2. Stacy Says:

    When your son goes into his next dental appointment see if you can have him sit on your lap while he get check out. This will help your son to relax and the odds are that he will not kick and bite you. At least I hope not

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  3. Gloria Says:

    My daughter was a terror at the dentist. I never could figure out why. Our dentist was a really nice guy and was very understanding to my daughter needs. But she too would kick and bite and make a fuss.

    I stop it by being with her when she had her dental work done. I explained to her that her behavior was not acceptable and that if I saw her acting up at the dentist her fun time would be taken away. Once she knew I would be watching her to make sure she behaves she was much better with the dentist.

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  4. Tracy Says:

    I normally suggest talking to your son and finding out why he is acting the way he is. It is hard to fix a behavior if you do not know the cause of it. Once you know why you can then address those issues with him.

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