Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dentist Success

In true stubborn 3 year old style, the last trip we took to the dentist shortly after her birthday was not successful. Kyle took her without me and she refused to open her mouth for the hygienist. Luckily, this time she was more cooperative (mostly because she knew there was a trip to the candy store involved which happens to be conveniently located right next to the dentist office).

Not only did she let the hygienist count her teeth and kind of brush them, she let the dentist look at them as well. Unfortunately for Sora, and mostly because she is my daughter, she did have a small cavity. We were referred to a pediatric dentist to fix it for us and hopefully the process will be painless and trauma-free. I'm hoping the only downside to the cavity is that we'll want to go to the pediatric dentist all the time (which of course our shoddy insurance doesn't cover) - according to their website, there is a playground and video games in the waiting room! Definitely a step up from our normal dentist office.

UPDATE: We took Sora to the pediatric dentist a week after her first dentist appt. True to advertising, there was a playground/slide and video games in the waiting room. Sora's favorite part was the TV and headphones over the dental chair. The dentist took x-rays and sent a set home with us. There were no actual cavities today, but several spots of concern that may develop into cavities before she loses her baby teeth. It looks like she really is her mama's daughter, but at least we can postpone fillings for at least another 6 mo. Sora's now on board with flossing, so maybe we'll be able to curtail at least a few of those future cavities before her adult teeth come in! In the meantime, Dr. Carl sent Sora a postcard and I think she is in love.

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