Children have varying attitudes and temperaments. No two children are the same. In fact, the same child on different days may behave differently!
Managing different behaviours, at the same time instilling a positive dental attitude is one of the greatest challenges of paediatric dentistry and paediatric dental surgeons are specifically trained in child psychology to manage child behaviour at different ages! So, let us take a small peek into the various techniques we use to our advantage:
Of course, establishing communication is key. Paediatric dentists generally use soothing voices/ simple words to explain the procedure to the child. No other technique compares to this! Once we gain the child’s trust, we can work wonders!
At the same time, slightly changing to a more authoritative tone is also done in case the child is not behaving properly. Worked for our parents, right?
What can be done if your child is simply too young or too anxious or has special health care needs?
Many parents defer treatment as they feel their child is too young and finally approach us, when the pain becomes unbearable. This is not a wise thing to do, as the age of the child does not matter. It is the way we handle them, that does.