Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sophie's First Dentist Appointment

Sophie has been to visit the dentist's office with me a few times (usually while watching a movie and eating a snack), but today was her first visit to get her own teeth checked. She was pretty trepidatious about getting into the "princess chair" (as the hygienist called it), but she climbed right up when we offered to let her sit on my lap. After that, she did great! The hygienist tickled her teeth and counted them--she's got 20! She also "sparkled" her teeth with bubble gum-flavored toothpaste and rinsed them and cleaned them off with "Mr. Thirsty." If going to the dentist had been this fun when I was a kid, I would never have seen so afraid of it!!

Oh yes, Owen was with us, watching the action from his stroller next to the chair. He got a little fussy after Sophie got her teeth sparkled, so I hopped out of the chair to deal with him while the doctor checked Sophie's teeth too. She very bravely laid there all alone and very compliantly opened her mouth like an alligator for him.

I was so proud of Sophie!! She did much better than I imagined, especially after the delay in getting into the chair. She got a new toothbrush, paste and floss, and she picked a bracelet from the prize box. Sophie sailed through this major event so well that we went to "Donald's" to celebrate!!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

It's scary for them! The dentist trip is a different one altogether. Congrats to Sophie for a job well done.