Friday, September 23, 2011

open wide!

2011-09-23 Will's first cleaning (3)

It’s been over a year since Will went to the dentist for the first time.  Last year the visit was pretty pointless.  They didn’t want me to go back with him and of course he refused to even open his mouth. After that visit I decided we would wait awhile before attempting it again. SO Friday we attempted it for the second time.  This time we went to a new dentist (mainly because the new one is closer). The waiting room at the new dentist was very cool, TV’s and video games.  Plus a tree house!  Will and I went back together and he happily laid in the chair and opened wide for at least 20 minutes.  It took a lot of reminding for him to stay still and open his mouth but she got in there and scraped all kinds of stuff off his teeth!  We had been worried about his teeth since it looked like there was some staining but it was nothing, she just scraped and scraped and eventually they were shiny and new.  She said she had a lot more scraping to do but it could wait till the next appointment.  After all that scraping she took Will out for a special prize (he picked a seashell bracelet!) and then laid back down for the dentist to check him out. The dentist said his teeth looked good and had perfect spacing on top.  The bottom is a little crowded but could be fine later.  Very exciting report.  As we left, Will got another prize, this time a yo-yo. He thought it was a great way to spend the morning!

I’m so proud of him, he behaved as well as his 3 year old self could! 

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