Grace’s First Dentist Appointment!
Grace and I each had dentist appointments on Wednesday morning, and while I was thrilled to find a good dentist who takes our new insurance and is super close to home, I was a little nervous about how Grace would do during the visit.
She’s pretty active and a touch stubborn which could have been a recipe for disaster. But it wasn’t!
She did SOOOO WELLL that we were all amazed!
The hygienist commented that the visit should be recorded in the books because she’s never had a two year old sit through an actual cleaning. They usually have little ones just sit in the chair and get their teeth counted as a way to get comfortable with the process.
::cue extreme parental pride::
I had my checkup and cleaning first while Grace sat on Andy’s lap and watched me. Then it was her turn and she hopped up into the chair like a pro!
Assuming she wouldn’t want to sit still very long, they started by having the dentist count her teeth.
It was so cute hearing her say, “aaahhhhh” every time he reminded her to open wide.
After the tooth counting was done, the hygienist asked if Grace wanted her teeth polished. Grace’s answer?
A list of toothpaste flavors was rattled off and Grace happily chose chocolate. (gross!)
Amazingly she sat very still watching cartoons on the flat screen TV mounted to the chair (hello 2012!) while the hygienist quickly polished each of her little pearly whites.
After she was finished, the hygienist asked Grace if she liked the polishing and wanted more. Grace’s answer?
A little more polishing commenced while Grace sat very still watching her cartoons. I was practically wiggling with excitement at how well she was doing through the whole thing.
Even the receptionist came over to marvel at how great it was going. Andy and I were so proud of our little Boo Bear :)
Before heading to check out, Grace selected a new Winnie the Pooh toothbrush and made sure to say, “Thank you, Lisa” and “Thank you, Dr. Bender” about a thousand times.
It was an overall awesome experience and I’m so happy it was a success. My little girl is growing up so fast!
Side note: the night before our appointment we watched this short, cheesy video on YouTube and I really think it helped set the stage for our positive experience. Thank God for YouTube!