Thursday, September 2, 2010

No Cavities!

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!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

THIS IS EXCELLENT!!!!GOOD JOB, AJ!!!Looks like you did a GOOD job of chasing away all those giraffes and elephants in your mouth every day!! What a BIG GIRL!!! Keep up the good work!!!!!

This flashed me back to Shenandoahs' first dental visit! He was a little older, and had a HOLE in his molar!! From too much juice ! guess! But he went to the same DDS that I went to when I was small. This guy wouldn't let me come in w/ Tenandonee. But I just told the DDS that Shenandoah had a question to ask him. As they walked off, hand in hand, I heard Shenandoah saying, " Yes. I was wondering how your chair goes up and down...." And the DDS was replying, "Well, come on, I'll show you...". And everything went SO SMOOTHLY! ( Obviously, his MOM did a good job of prepping him!!) Nonny not so much, tho,]. We went to this well known G
Childrens Dentist, and everything was going well except for coming upon a wall with Hundreds of pictures of little girls with their Cabbage Patch dolls (which were the RAGE back then! Back when they were REALLY expensive!) Well, Nonny didn't have a Cabbage Patch doll,,, so the Dentist just said, " Well, then she can't have her picture on the wall". Nonny looked crestfallen, I was chagrined and mad at his insensitivity. It was her last appointment there! And, poor girl, never did get a Cabbage Patch doll!