Posted 07 June 2017 - 01:56 PM
Both my 2 children and now my 4 grandchildren had early visits to a dentist. For you - be calm, smile, don't act worried. Most dentists know how to put a child at ease. The dental staff will make the child feel welcome. I do remember one visit when my son had a loose tooth and the dentist accidently knocked it out - somewhere on the floor. He coiuldn't find it. My son panicked, worried that the tooth fairy wouldn't give him any money that night. So the dentist wrote a note for the tooth fairy, which my son put under his pillow. And the tooth fairy did give him money after all! With all the regular dental visits and flouride treatments, my children never experienced any cavities, so they always enjoyed going to the dentist. I think my daughter was in her 30's when she got her first (and I think her last) cavity. My son never got a cavity. Both of my kids are now pushing 50. And my husband and I had lots and lots of cavities in our youth and both sets of grandparents had false teeth, so my kids did not inherit great teeth, but benefited from excellent dental care. Imho - the earlier the children go, the better.