How should I prepare my toddler for their dental visit?
For patients under 3 years of age, the first couple visits are going to be mostly parent education, what they should and should not be doing as far as brushing, diet, etc. We do a quick exam, the child sits on their parent's lap, and we apply a fluoride treatment.
We keep it short and thorough to keep the little ones happy. Even if they cry, they are opening up big for Dr. to see then we are done before they know it.