Thursday, August 21, 2008

Our first trip to the dentist......


So the kids had their first official trip to the dentist yesterday. (thankfully the dental hygienists were extremely nice and no torture was involved, if you don't know what I am referring to see post below http://brinsfield.blogspot.com/2008/08/dental-hygienist-or-nazi-woman.html )


We went in and they have a HUGE play area for the kids to play in, books, train tables, a big playskool tree to play in, acrade games, basically anything a kid would want to play with. We got a tour of the whole office, and they didn't mind the kids running around while we walked around. I had looked into a lot of dentist offices in our area over the summer looking for one that was kid friendly.


They took the kids back and each one got to pick out a toy and a toothbrush. Then it was time for the cleaning. Breanna got to sit by herself, and JJ go to sit with me. The chairs all have flat panel TV's above them so that while they are getting their teeth cleaned they can be distracted by watching a movie.Both of them did really well. They got their teeth counted, evaluated, cleaned, and got a fluoride treatment.


Breanna has great teeth, she still has some coming in, but they looked good. The right spacing, and alignment.


Next was JJ and I got a comment from the dentist that I THOUGHT that I might get about his teeth. Can you guess what it was..............

he has some crowding with his teeth, that's right folks he inherited the "mouth is to small for all of your teeth" gene from his mother. The $ went flying through my head just as the dentist added "it isn't good that we see it in a child this young". uggghhhhh. I told the dentist that my mother claims that I had every orthodontic device known to man in my mouth at some point, and that I had to have some permanent teeth pulled to make room for all of my teeth. He just smiled and said "he got this from you then" ummmm yep he sure did.

The both got balloons and their picture taken which made them happy. They can't wait to go back to the dentist again. They both also got dollars for not having any cavities. All in all a pretty good visit. Both kids left with smiles on their faces.




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Tam Tam said...

Ahhh the dreaded dentist.....sounds like it went well considering the "great" news you recieved about your son.....oh well at least he doesn't have a problem (like some oklahomans) of not having enough teeth to fill their heads:)

Nichole said...

What a fun trip to the dentist!! For some reason I have always LOVED the dentist, since I was a kid. Maybe your kids will too since they seem to have a great dentist. yea for clean teeth, but sorry to hear JJ got your mouth ;)

DetJessandalltherest said...

No cavities! Yay! - and flat screen tv's to boot. I wanna be a kid again.

Sounds like JJ better get use to trips to the dentist...

Carol said...

I never imagined a dentist trip being so fun.

And no cavities? Great day for everyone.