I have something to confess. It's really awful, and embarrassing. I haven't been to the dentist since...2008! Ahhhh!!! I know. We've had dental insurance the whole time, and I just didn't go. I decided it was time to pay the piper. I made appointments for the whole family, Brynlee included.
I'm really strict about her teeth. She rarely gets juice, and if she does is super watered down. She doesn't eat a ton of candy, I try to keep that in check. She has a total sweet tooth, so if I didn't monitor it she would just eat candy all day. I wasn't sure what the dentist was going to be able to do with her, but I figured a peek in her mouth and getting her accustomed to going to the dentist was a good idea.
I went first, so she could see me riding in the fun chair. She was so excited about that chair. My appointment went really well. No cavities. Yay! I was blessed with really really strong teeth. I've had maybe 1 cavity in my life I think. And it was a small one. I was not blessed with straight teeth, but thanks to the miracle of orthodontics and my parents (thanks mom and dad!) I now have straight strong teeth.
When it was Brynlee's turn she was very excited. She opened her mouth for the dentist and even let him poke at her teeth a bit. He said it all looks good. I was even able to see a few new molars coming in! Maybe that is why she gets so sassy.
I'm determined to not it let it be another 5 years before I go back to the dentist. My parents always really encouraged me to take good care of my teeth, and I want to do the same for Brynlee. All and all, it was a delightful day at the dentist for us!
Waiting for James to arrive!
2 years ago