Monday, February 04, 2008

Dentist Trip

We switched dentists about 6 months ago. This was the first trip to the dentist for both boys at the same time. Brett loves the dentist, so I was sure a new dentist wouldn't trip him up....he was excited. Josh, on the other hand, was happy just to be along for the ride. As the hygenist called them both in, they marched in and I stayed in the waiting room. About 1 minute later, Josh came right back out and said, "It's Brett's turn." The hygenist quickly trailed behind him with a dejected look on her face. He didn't even get close to the chair!

I picked him up and talked to him for a moment. I assured him that the dentist was just going to look in his mouth. After a long talk, we got him back into the room. The hygenist talked to him for a while, but he still wouldn't get into the chair. They tried a different hygenist and she finally convinced him to get into the chair. They lowered the chair and turned on the light and they asked him to open his mouth and nothing...He wasn't going to open his mouth. They tried to trick and bribe him, but he didn't crack a smile.

So I had him back into my arms and they asked me to brush his teeth. So, he let me do that part. After he warmed up a bit, the applied some foamy floride treatment to his teeth, while I was holding him on my hip. The doctor finally came in and tried to look at his mouth. Of course, Josh would not open it for him either. He finally got it open and then Josh bit him as hard as he could! The doctor looked at me and said, Well, looks like he doesn't have any cavaties! I was not sure how he could tell, but I guess that is why he gets the big bucks...

We finally left with new toothbrushes, stickers and prizes and are looking forward to doing it again in 6 months! Oh yeah, Brett loved every minute of it and didn't have any cavaties either.


Jessica said...

My doctor told me it was time to take Kessa, to make sure we were brushing her teeth correctly. I laughed outloud, (thinking to myself - how about getting her teeth brushed at all, let alone correctly.) I can't wait to hear what the dentist has to say. Another adventure to look forward to.

Lisa said...

hey--sometimes i feel like biting the dentist too!