Going to the dentist is something most of us dread. I know I loathe the dentist and actually can remember my first trip as a kid. I refused to open my mouth and when I finally did I chomped down on that poor man’s finger so hard he probably retired. I still remember him to this day; well, I could only see his red hair and eyes, as the rest of his face was covered by that scary mask.
Thankfully I eventually ended up at a pediatric dentist who I loved. As an adult I begged for him to continue seeing me!
Now it is my turn to bring my kids to get their teeth checked and today was my toddler’s first visit to the dentist. I wanted him to have thee best possible experience I could provide him with. I would hate for my kids to go through the fear that I always had associated with dental work after my first visit.
I really thought long and hard about all things parents can do to help prevent fear and make your toddler’s first visit with the dentist far more pleasant than mine was. Not only will it help your toddler, but it will also help you out in the long run!
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