Originally Posted by nataliachick7
I am embarrassed to say my 3.5 year old has never been to the dentist. I would like to take him somewhere where he will feel comfortable and not scared. Is a ped. dentist a better idea than a regular one? thanks
I guess I'm just jumping in to put my 2 cents worth in. I have to agree with the mommas who said the family dentist was great/I'm a single mom with 2 sm kids. My ds had really severe ECC, I took him to a highly recommended ped. dentist and sad to say this guy did not have a great little kid manner - but just recently my ds was evaluated as being mildly SPD, hence the reason for his terrified reaction.
I then tried another ped. dentist who was like the first, same reaction. One family dentist, same. And then a small town family dentist and instant calm.
Fortunately we, my mom and I, were taking care of his teeth with Xylitol and homeopathic cell salts, so by the time we discovered his present dentist, all his ECC was healed except for one tooth extracted and one cavity filled. He's been cavity-free since.
But my dd is going to this dentist, not a ped. dentist.