DD just had a cleaning and x-rays, and she did it with no fear at all. She was absolutely wonderful and was able to sit still for the x-rays on the first try. So I wonder how she'd do with just gas for the filling... And, btw, I didn't volunteer the info about night nursing. The dentist actually asked me straight out. He said his wife breastfeeds their children (don't know their ages), and he "knows better than to tell a mother not to nurse." In the next breath, though, he said DD likely has cavities because of the night nursing and suggested that I at least try to clean her teeth after a feeding. When I suggested that a more likely cause was the acidophilus we were giving her at bedtime AFTER brushing (I actually found research to support this that I wish I had found sooner!), he looked at me with a blank stare and said, "Yeah...maybe." I think some or many docs are hard-wired to believe what their books or professors taught them, even those that support breastfeeding. Maybe "support" is the wrong word, though.