First Appointment With the Dentist

2007-05-09 2-minute read

When we brush Alice’s teeth she makes it difficult to reach the ones on the upper right. We asked her why and she told us they are sore. We made an appointment and met with the dentist yesterday. I left work and met my girls just after they arrived. Alice had brought one of her blankets with her, and took that in when it was her turn. She seemed to like sitting in the dentist’s chair and watching Treehouse on the big LCD TV while we waited for the dentist. When the dentist arrived he reclined the chair. Alice was a little unsettled by this, but didn’t get upset. It might have helped that Corinna and I were both there with her. When he turned on the light, Alice wanted her blanket to cover her eyes. Once she was well shielded from the bright light she willingly opened her mouth really wide. The dentist had a good look and said that Alice’s teeth looked fine. The cause of her discomfort: late erupting molars at the back of her jaw. There was no reason for concern, and he even said Alice’s teeth are nicely spaced. Because Alice was so good for her first dentist’s appointment, she got to pick out a toy from the toy box. Alice selected a nicely coloured skipping rope. We went for lunch at Subway, and Alice ran around the restaurant pretending to jump rope. It was pretty cute.