If my dentist visits as a child included treasure baskets filled with toys, cool new toothbrushes to take home and jokes told by my dentist, I'm sure I wouldn't have as much hatred or anxiety about them as I still do to this day! I guess it also doesn't hurt that our current dentist happens to be Max's best buddy Riley's dad, Dr. J!
Compared to the last visit, Max was an excellent patient! All 20 teeth and clean bill of health.
Even Violet sat for Dr. J and had her teeth counted. Our only homework - no more pacifiers! Easier said than done, but we're working on it.