Anna June had her first visit to the dentist today. She was a model patient, although on the way there she cried and held my hand tightly until she got the feel of the place. We saw Dr. Johnson at Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry. He and his assistant, Melissa, were fantastic!
Melissa showed AJ all of her tools before she got started. She let AJ pick out a flavor of toothpaste - she picked watermelon! Then Dr. J "painted" a fluoride treatment on her teeth. They said her two year molars are ALMOST in - thank goodness, too, because the teething pains are a real pain! These are her last teeth to cut for another 4 years or so. Hooray!
Health wise, her teeth are good. She's got good spacing in her teeth, which they said is good because permanent teeth are bigger and they'll need the room. Also, her front tooth appears to have been chipped - I told him it had been like that from the beginning but he thinks she must have chipped it when she first got it. It isn't bad, though. And he wanted me to limit her juice intake (and dilute it!), and keep her away from sodas and flavored milks. We'll see what we can do.
AJ got to put her hand print on a tile that will go into the ceiling - so she can look at it when she comes back. She chose green, she said, "because my daddy likes green!" They also took her picture for their board. She smiled! She got to pick out a prize, and she chose a ring, naturally. She also got a Dora the Explorer sticker. She was so excited!
But that didn't beat the excitement of her very own new toothbrush (and big-girl toothpaste). Guess who was on the toothbrush. DORA THE EXPLORER! You should have seen the big smile that AJ got! She was so happy.
Anna June didn't even cry once. I was so, so proud!
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