1st trip to denist for my 5 yr old

Sharon - posted on 08/29/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Well I finally did it made appointment for my 5 yr old son to go to the denist tomorrow! I never liked going to denist, hoping he will be ok? We are going to Cavity Busters in Drsher Pa. Has anyone heard of Cavity Busters? How r they? What r they like? Is it a good place for my son's first denist appointment? I guess you can say I'm more nerovos about taking him to the denist then he is about going? Is this normal? How do I prepare him for the the first denist apponitment?

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Jessica - posted on 10/01/2011

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How was his trip? My daughter has always gone to the dentist with me and my older children. We didn't push it on her but at 3 she wanted to sit in the chair and the dentist counted her teeth. At 4 she wanted to have her teeth brushed but didn't like it so they stopped right away. At 5 she was fine and sat through it like is was nothing.

Rebecca - posted on 09/28/2011

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When I first took my daughter to the dentist we "played dentist" before hand. I sat her in my recliner and reclined it and pretended I was raising it up like a dentist chair does. Then I took unusual tools, like a paintbrush handle(thin one) and pretended to count her teeth and examine them. I explained what the dentist would do when it came to xrays and her first cleaning...usually they'll let you stay with your child for this...she did great! Hope this helps!!

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