My 3 yr old has gone before and it was a pain and I had to hold her but didn't do much good.
As a former dental assistant I started my kids at age 2. My oldest was awesome! He went right back got in the chair opened up and had the full cleaning/exam with no problems!! My 2nd and 3rd however... were more apprehensive and had to work up to it. I had the DDS add a few minutes onto #1 appointment time so the #2 could see the room and equipment, and then maybe next time he was brave enough to sit in the chair...After a few visits he did sit and have his exam and cleaning. I did the same for #3. I also would tell them what the dentist and hygienist do, read books, watched videos about the dentist.... Now my kids love to go to the dentist! For very young children, or children that are apprehensive you may want to consider a Pediatric Dentist they specialize in children and their offices are a bit more 'kid friendly' ..
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