Tuesday, January 17, 2012
First Dental Trip
Confession: the act of taking Bug to the dentist brought back those fears.
I as an adult don't like going to the dentist but I knew that being hesitant wasn't going to get me anywhere and sure wouldn't help Bug! So I swallowed my concerns and off to the dentist we went with a smile plastered on our faces!!!
We walked in and I was more then happy that we had decided to take Bug to a pediatric dentist. EVERYTHING was centered around the kids! Still slightly nervous for the actual visit we sat in the waiting room and Bug played with the abundance of books and toys and puzzles.
We finally got called back and the hygienist was SO awesome! She was very understanding of Bug being shy and just let everything go at Bug's pace! She explained everything to me and then stopped and took the time to explain everything to Bug in a language she could understand.
Once the exam started Bug by 'riding the chair' up and down...and up and down...and then we told her it was going to lay back...that freaked her out! We tried to show her the movie that was playing above the chair (yes, they had a TV mounted so the kids could watch that during the cleaning!!!) but that didn't work. So plan B came into play and she sat on my lap and after a few more tears willingly let the hygienist look at her teeth.
Then the dentist came in and she willingly let him look at her teeth too! Still a little shy since these people were strangers but all was well.
I was happy to hear that her teeth are very clean and everything looks exactly how it is supposed to!!! :)
Everyone became best friends at the end of the appointment when she got to pick out a new toothbrush and a new bath toy :)
Posted by Stephanie Shields at 5:42 PM