Talk about how they can ask or gesture for you to stop.

Develop a simple non verbal communication code with the child. For example:

Are you good? Thumb up.

If the treatment needs to stop raise the left hand.

By incorporating this one tool you create an atmosphere of empathy, choice, and clear communication, contributing to a positive and supportive dental experience for both parents and their children

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