Fear of Dentist Now Able to Pass from Parents to Kids According to New Study; Hazlet Family Dental Comments

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It has now been revealed from a recent study that a parent may be able to curb the anxiety their child has of the dentist by exhibiting only positive reactions during their visit to Hazlet Family Dental.

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if there is a high level of fear in a family member, it is very likely that the child will also exhibit the same increased fear of the dentist

Hazlet, NJ: There is no question that a dental exam can be a huge source of anxiety for many people. While there have been many advancements and innovations in the field, and new relaxation techniques introduced, there are still many people, especially small children that find a dental visit extremely intimidating and a source of severe anxiety.

Since most children look to their parents for a source of comfort in these situations, a recently released study has reinforced the fact that parents play a crucial role in ensuring their children have a relaxing visit to Hazlet Family Dental. There are some conclusions from researches that have stated that the fear of the dentist may actually be transferred from parents to children.

According to Dr. Shah from Hazlet Family dental, “I fully understand the fact that there are many adults and children that fear the dentist, however it is my exclusive goal to help patients feel at easy by offering a complete plan and comprehensive procedure for each patient that comes in to help put them at ease.”

The study, which was published in the International Journal of Pediatric Dentistry, regarding fear of the dentist being passed from parent to child, stated that if there is a high level of fear in a family member, it is very likely that the child will also exhibit the same increased fear of the dentist. The study also found that children visiting the dentist were much more likely to be influenced by the emotional cues that were exhibited by their fathers.

The study evaluated a total of 183 children that ranged in ages from seven to 12, as well as their parents, and noticed that the children would present a higher fear level if one, or both, parents exhibited negative emotional reactions to the experience. Dr. Shah also commented that, “There are many times that I have witnessed parents trying to offer comfort to their children if they are anxious or nervous during their visit, and this study proves that parents have to be perceived as relaxed during their own visits in order to positively influence their children.”

The Hazlet Family Dental office provides revolutionary procedures to enhance patient’s smiles and help them have overall great oral health. It is crucial that children learn proper oral care at an early age, which will allow them to carry it through the rest of their lives.

Find out more information at http://hazletfamilydental.com/.

About Hazlet Family Dental

There are many general and cosmetic procedures offered by the dentists and professional staff at Hazlet Family Dental. They offer relaxation dentistry in order to help patients relax and reap the benefits that regular dental care offers.

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Hazlet Family Dental

Hazlet Plaza
3034 Route 35 South,
Hazlet, NJ 07730
Phone: 732-705-7565

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