Today saw our regular trip to the dentist.
I know the word dentist is something a lot of people are not keen on hearing.
I’ve always been determined that my children would never have that fear. My own parents took me to the dentist from when I was very young, and I’ve never been worried about that regular check up. I’m sure that I don’t have any worries because it’s always been just another thing that you do from time to time.
The twins were really excited to be going. Woo doesn’t have any reaction either way but he doesn’t seem to mind. I’ve been taking them since they were tiny. Even when they didn’t have any teeth, they would still come along when I had my check up.
First of all it was us girls that went in to see the dentist.
Boo went and sat herself straight in the chair. I was very proud of her as she has no fear. The dentist had a look around at her teeth. He found that she did need a tiny filling, which is a little disappointing since she’s not quite 6 yet, but he assured me that it was just a tiny hole and it would be better for him to fill it now before it got any worse.
Boo stayed so nice and still while he did the filling. He also coated her teeth with some fluoride which she let him do with no problems, although she didn’t seem to enjoy the sensation!
Then it was Lou’s turn. She happily got into the chair and in true twin fashion, she also needed a small filling. Boo’s was in her bottom left hand tooth at the back and Lou’s was the top left hand tooth at the back. Well they do like to do things at the same time!
Lou also was extremely good for the dentist, which surprised me because she normally makes a bit of a drama about things like that. But I felt just as proud of her as I did when Boo had hers done.
She also got the fluoride coating.
Then I had my teeth checked and all was well, which I was glad about.
When we were finished, we went back into the waiting room so Mark and Woo could have their teeth checked.
While we were in the waiting room, Lou had a bit of a meltdown because she didn’t like the sensation of the fluoride on her teeth. It took me a while to get through to her that it wouldn’t stay like that forever!
Mark and Woo’s teeth were both absolutely fine. It was good to know that Woo is doing well with brushing his teeth because, now that he is 8, I don’t supervise him so much.
So that’s our trip to the dentist done for another 6 months and, apart from Lou’s slight meltdown, no major dramas. My children make me so proud that they don’t worry about going. I hope that taking them from when they were young has given them the same confidence my parents gave to me.
How do you feel about going to the dentist? Do your children mind going?Google+