How to work past anxiety over dentist...*please no bashing*
Last year was a hard year for my family. I did not have a job and we could not afford much. It took all we had to pay bills and put food on the table. I was not able to take my 3 kids to the dentist like they needed to be. I have a dentist appointment for all three of them on Tuesday. My daughter has a huge fear of the dentist because when she was younger she needed dental work done. Plus she has had to have baby teeth pulled because her adult teeth have grown in behind the baby teeth. Her first dentist she went to told me because she had 3 little cavities that she could call DSS on me because she had cavities. I've sense checked with my new dentist and he said that I should not worry about that because kids do get cavities. I can't stop worrying though. I am fearful for my daughter because I know her anxiety. I am afraid of going and hearing the dreaded news that they might have a cavity. I am terrified of the dentist myself. I do not show them this and only talk about how we all have to go to have healthy teeth and they will get a surprise afterwards. When I hear a cavity I feel like a failure as a mother. Any tips of high anxiety about a dentist visit?