Taking your 3 year old to the dentist is really all about you, the parent. If they are full of cavities, they don't know, care, or even feel shame. But, you, the Mom feel is all. Taking Abby to her first dentist appointment made me nervous- do I brush long enough? What about the couple of times we have forgotten? Did we use the "baby" toothpaste for too long? Does she eat too much candy?
She was happy and excited to be someplace new and I had built it up as so exciting for her- you get to stick your tongue out and he'll count your teeth!
She was happy and doing great until they put the "bib" on her. She didn't like it and we didn't recover. So, we did the appointment with her in my lap. It worked fine- I suppose it happens often. She loved pushing the button and making her chair go high and become a bed :)
Here is mine, I mean her, report card. No cavities. Healthy teeth. Good spacing. No real plaque. Hooray! We celebrated with chips and queso on a patio for lunch with Marcus. We gave high fives and then had ice cream. ha!