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Sunday, April 24, 2011

First Real Dental Cleaning!

Last week I took Diego in for his second dental check up. His very first visit to the dentist is a blur of tears, snot and holding down the bucking bronco that was my sweet child so the dentist could take a quick peek and paint on the vitamins. And, he had a cavity and had to be put under general anesthesia to have it filled. All around poor experience.This time, after a very brief anxiety bout, Diego absolutely amazed me! (and the Dentist and Hygienist) He let the hygienist show him her tools, he picked out a toothbrush and wore the cute sunglasses. Then, he layed there very still, following all directions and got an entire cleaning done! He started to get a little upset when she was flossing his teeth, but got right over it.

He even let Dr Cooper take a look at his teeth and high fived him when there were no cavities! I really wanted to cry while I watched him getting his teeth cleaned. Laying there so calm, behaved and not the baby he was just 8 months ago when he first visited the office. I was so proud of him.

He was even a little flirty with the hygienist and they loved his little personality. They complimented him on his good manners and great behavior....and, even his cute jeans! Haha. He got 2 prizes on the way out, one for good behavior and one for no cavities. He was more excited about his new toothbrush than the prizes and even asked on the way home when we would be going back! Proud moment for this Mama!


Bec@littlelucylu said...

You're doing AWESOME here, Meghan! I love your new background and everything ... and good job with all the recent posts, too! :-)
This one made me cringe a bit because I still haven't taken Lucy to the dentist, and I KNOW I need to do it, but I'm dreading it. I really don't think she'll handle it very well ...
but I have my own cleaning appointment tomorrow, so I'm planning to make her appointment then! yikes.

Oh, and I know Rachael because her husband and I have worked together for 6 or 7 years now (we both teach at Butte Creek) -- so I got to know Rachael through John! And yep, she is awesome - and we love Carter. :-)

Keep up the good work here!
~Bec :-)

Mike and Mindy Roth said...

I am so impressed that he did so well. Better than my 4.5 yr old did. He is such a big boy!

Katia said...

That's fantastic! It's a very good surprise that despite their initial anxiety, kids are able to handle their trip to the dentist so well. It's a great milestone of their growth, don't you think?

-Katia Craig

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