Last week I FINALLY took my kids to the dentist for the first time (judge me not). Maggie has had a visible cavity on her back molar for at least a year. Maxs front teeth are all chippy and well, it was just beyond time. But frankly, HOW do people ever afford to see a dentist. No really...HOW? There is a reason I haven't been to a dentist in at least 8 years. They are insanely expensive and we have insanely NO money. It sucks and if you must know, WHEN I win that ellusive lottery, I'm TOTALLY fixing my teeth first.
To say I was nervous would be an understatement. As we all know, Max has a freakish phobia of all things doctor. We tried to really talk it up and make it seem like a cool thing. We mentioned prizes and toys for going and that seemed to work.
Upon arrival they were calm, cool and collected. There were video games to play and puzzles. The kids were most enamored with the little "vending" machines with prizes in them. They wanted money for it and I told them if they did well I would give them some.
We were called back fairly quickly and I'm not gonna lie, our little hygenist was darling and soooo good with the kids.
Maggie was first. Watching the TV above her head, waiting patiently.
Our cute hygenist giving her teeth a good cleaning. Sure enough, TWO cavities. She gets to go back next week for her fillings. Hope she's as calm then.
Max pondering if he is gonna remain calm for this business.
Trying to act brave as we make jokes to help him relax for this "intrusive" teeth cleaning.
He got a bit jumpy and freaked for a minute. He didn't appreciate the spit sucker outer. Seriously, WHAT am I gonna do when he has an actual cavity or something and needs numbing. I think I'll have to insist on some halcion for that kid. But over all...he did very well. And NO cavities for him. YAY!
The best part....they got a goody bag with stickers, a new toothbrush and toothpaste AND a token to buy a prize out of the machines out front. AWESOME! They were both so, so pleased with the whole thing. Hoorah, looks like I'll be able to convince them to go back in 6 mos.
This little beauty just sweetly slept through it all.
She's a keeper, that's for sure!
Floss and fairies,