Then it was Joy's turn to get into the chair. She was not at all afraid and didn't cry. I actually half expected her to chicken out but she didn't.
And she was a very cooperative patient indeed. At 25 months, she is certainly my youngest patient ever.
No squirming even when my assistant put the suction in her mouth. I was so amazed.... she kept still and opened her mouth for me to clean all the way to the back.
And after all that, she smiled so nicely for me!
Then I asked her, "Who is the dentist?" to which she replied, "you!".
I certainly recommend that parents start their children with regular visits to the dentist from a young age, before they have any pain. Dental visits should not be associated with fear and pain. Regular check-ups and cleaning will save you a lot of time, pain and money in the long run.