Thursday, July 8, 2010


Whoa! I am so, so, SO proud of W. He had his first ever dentist appointment today and was a model patient.
Yes, it was neglectful of me to wait until he was almost 5yrs for his first dental visit, BUT I just couldn't imagine Dr. Phil being able to get a look at those pearly whites until now. Even still I was nervous and popped into the office pre-appointment to advise as to what could happen and how W needs time to warm up to new situations, etc.
Apparently reading the Berenstein Bears Go to the Dentist helped. Kids do learn through play, right? W was convinced he had a loose tooth and that Dr. Phil would pull it out. Thanks Robert Munsch, Andrew's Loose Tooth.
"Will it hurt?" W says.
"Honey, he won't remove any teeth. Just clean, and count them. Make sure they're healthy." I answer.
And they are! Healthy as healthy can be. Hard, and shiny white as they are all polished and accounted for (10 up, 10 down...just enough!) and fluoride applied.
W was a star!
For being such a perfect patient he picked a dolphin sticker and a giant royal blue, sparkly "jewel" ring. Yup, my handsome, brave boy picked a ring! Too cute!

Notice W's cheek? That was the result of tipping the water table upside down in our backyard, standing on it and then wiping out. Ouchers!

It was a day of appointments, as the afternoon brought a visit to our favorite chiropractor, Dr. Patty. Who bit her lip from laughing, when W who was lying face up on the examining table, told her "You should see my brothers eyeballs. They're falling out."
Bup has an eye infection. Don't worry, they will stay in.


  1. Oh Mrs. M! You have successfully brought a smile to my face today. I just got caught up reading all of your posts on my nifty google reader. I've laughed, I've cried - and I have to say how much I enjoy reading your blog! You simply have a way with words. I really enjoy your humor. Glad those eyeballs are still intact!

  2. I think dentist-y pictures are always adorable!


  3. ah, you've inspired me...we have yet to visit the dentist as well (hangs head in shame).
    It almost seems like fun!

  4. Hi, Mrs.M! Dental visits can be frightening not just for the child but for the parent as well. It took me four years before deciding to take my daughter to a clinic. Luckily, the dentist (Bartlett) who was referred to us by the pediatrician is very pleasant and gentle during the cleaning and fluoride application. My daughter was also thrilled by the wide array of toys in the clinic's playing room. Like W, he also hugged a big stuffed toy while examining her teeth.

    I hope our next visit would be as positive as the first one!