Monday, March 4, 2013

First Dentist Visit

Ryan had a dentist appointment this morning.  It was his first dentist appointment so I was a little worried at how he would do.  We've talked about it the last few days in preparation for his first visit.  
This morning he told me he was excited to go to the dentist. 


 At first he was a little hesitant and wanted to play with the toys in the lobby but all the cool dental stuff lured him in.  He started off brushing his teeth at the little sink with a new lightening mcqueen toothbrush and toothpaste.  

His dental assistant Miss Tracy was awesome.  She gave him the grand tour and showed him everything.  She showed him all the tools they were going to use and explained everything that was going to happen.  I totally think that helped him get comfortable and not be scared.   Ryan loved brushing the fishes teeth.  

I really thought we would go see the office, get a tour and that he would NOT go for the whole plaque scrapping and teeth polishing thing.  Thank the Lord I was wrong!  He was a total rockstar and did amazing!  He tolerated it all and sat so still.  

I am so proud of him!  Dr. Mueller said he has beautiful teeth and a great skeleton!  Yup, she really said that.  She said the spacing in his teeth is perfect and exactly what they like to see!  Yay!  Praying he has straight, good teeth just like his daddy (who hardly has cavities and never had braces).

 Since C bear was there we decided to get his teeth looked over as well.  He was not so agreeable as his big brother.  Since he doesn't have many teeth it didn't take too long and not too many tears were shed.  All four of his incisors are coming in, boo.  All in all he did well and I'm glad to have the first visit behind us.  

Dr. M did say Colton's teeth do not have that space like Ryan's so he will probably need braces later, boo!  Looks like C bear not only looks like me but has my mouth as well.  I have a small mouth so my teeth were crowded and I had braces for two years.  Thank goodness he doesn't use a paci or suck his thumb.  

I'm so thankful they did great today!  We decided to take them to a pediatric dentist instead of our family dentist and I think that was the best thing for them.  The staff were awesome!  They cater to kids and I know it helped the boys feel more comfortable and at ease.  
 

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Lauren jonczak said...

That is awesome that you had a good experience with your first time dentist visit. I am soo worried about taking my daughter to her first dentist visit. And to make it worse we just moved so I don't really know anything about our new dentist in San Antonio. Hopefully they will do things like give her a tour and give her a toy to play with like your dentist did. Wish me luck, but I feel like I am in for a wild time!

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Patty Strains said...

I'm so glad that your boys did pretty well! I'm sure that was a huge relief for you. I have a friend who was not quite so lucky with her toddler, but mine was a perfect angel and actually quite enjoyed her first time in the dental chair!

Roland said...

Congratulations on his successful first dental visit! Hope I'll get to see updates on his next visit! :)

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Sara Welsh said...

My sister is going to be taking her girls to the dentist for the first time, and I hope they have a positive experience. Personally, I've always been terrified of the dentist, but it's great to hear that your little munchkins did well! It's always a proud moment when a child is brave and gets through a tough appointment. I really hope that my sister will find someone that caters to her children like the staff did with yours.

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Dave Thompson said...

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Jason shwartz said...

I remember my daughters first dentist visit. There was something about being able to watch her that really just made me remember my first dentist visit. I can definitely say that the dentist's office has changed over the many many years. I'm glad your son had such a great visit. Thank you for sharing. http://www.bafamilydentistry.com

Dave Thompson said...

I wish my kids were this well behaved at the dentist. They are always a handful, and I can't get them to stay still for the life of me. Any tips or tricks on how you got your kids to be good at the dentist office? http://www.dorsetdental.com/

Emman Esguerra said...

He is very cute! I hope that my nephews will be relaxed and enjoy their first visit t our dentist this weekend!

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