My son just turned 2, and we're going to take him to the dentist for the first time soon. Any tips on getting him prepared for it? Thanks!
Answer by surfcitymom at 12:58 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by PhoenixFire at 12:54 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by crazymom21 at 1:50 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
With my kids I read them books about going to the dentist, we watched some kids shows about the dentist and I talked about what a dentist does. (I used to work in a dentist office). My 1st was great about going right back, opening up and letting them do an exam/cleaning on the 1st visit. My 2nd and 3rd were very hesitant so we 'worked up' to the cleanings in stages. At their 1st visit they just looked in the room and watched brother get his teeth done. Then next visit they sat in the chair.. after a few times they started to feel comfortable and eventually let Doctor examine their teeth and the hygienist clean their teeth.
Answer by MizLee at 8:10 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by mommaofemma at 2:07 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
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