My daughter is four years old. She has not been to a dentist yet. She has started brushing her teeth by herself. I have given her a small and soft toothbrush. I always encourage her to watch her elder sister brushing her teeth. I make her brush her teeth in the morning. At night, I will brush her teeth and I have decided to continue this until she masters the skill.
One of my family friends told me that it is mandatory to take a child to the dentist before he/she turns 5. She has no dental problems as such. She also suggested a clinic which provides pediatric dentistry services in Oakville.
My daughter is scared to meet new people. She will start crying when she meets strangers. I am sure that she will create problems during the dental checkup. Is there any way to calm her down during the dental procedure? I have heard about sedation dentistry. Is it safe for a girl of her age? Please give some genuine replies and suggestions.