My five year old son is due for his teeth cleaning and to be honest I am dreading having to make the appointment. He has a really hard time going to the dentist and having to do what he needs to do. My son is very particular about taste and texture. For example, ever since my son was an infant and started eating regular food, he never liked cheese, eggs, or even noodles. So that means no macaroni and cheese, no spaghetti, no eggs, and anything else containing those products. To this day he still does not like cheese, eggs and there are some pasta dishes he will eat, but very few. So you can imagine the fight he puts up with when it is time for the fluoride and toothpaste. Basically, the whole appointment is a fight for him, me, the nurse and the dentist.
I have brought his own toothpaste from home, tried telling him about the "sugar bugs" that eat his teeth, and anything else I can
Since we just moved here to Fairbanks, I have yet to inquire about a dentist but it is now time. I have to get on the ball and schedule the appointment. The hard part is going to find a pediatric dentist and explain my son's situation and pray that the dentist has patience with my son.
Any friendly advice?????