|He recovered from the trauma pretty quickly.|
He started to cry when we asked him to sit on the big chair by himself & wouldn't lie back even on me. The dentist tried to see in his mouth but wasn't really able to get a good look at all because Sprout got so upset. We went in to watch Papa's checkup & cleaning next. Sprout sat on my lap & watched raptly as the dentist & hygienist checked, X-rayed & cleaned Papa's teeth. He was quite relaxed after seeing it all. I am kicking myself for not scheduling Oliver to go first, then Sprout.
I know some kids might get more anxious seeing all the scaling, polishing, the bright lights, paper masks & strange sounding machines before their appointment. But for Sprout, I think it's better if he can spend some time getting used to where he is & seeing what's going to happen, he'd be better off. When we try again in six months, I'll be sure to do it in reverse.
Have you ever had a terrible experience bringing your toddler to the dentist? Got any tips that might help next time?
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