Do you take your small children to one?
What age do you start those visits?
My pediatrician says, "Now."
Considering my two year-old's reaction when he was at the pediatrician's office last week, I say NO WAY. I don't have the energy to drag my children to the dentist for what will surely be an impossible, and therefore unproductive visit. I'm not going to pay for what can happen here at home for free, without the funny smell and the blue napkin bib around someone's neck. I have no desire to wrestle someone into sobbing submission just to say I did it. And then have to hold them while their mouth is pried open. I can see it all before me like a vision. And I am not that crazy. I am currently at a limit of what I can handle. My desire of self-torture is limited. My stamina is limited. And for the moment, it does not extend to the dentist's office.
So sue me. My kids will go to the dentist when I can handle it. So, we may have to wait a little while longer.
We will brush our teeth, however. Nightly, even. Because we do that already.