Thursday, April 02, 2009

A Dentist Visit WithOUT Anxiety

In contrast to Pokemon Boy's visit to the dentist a while ago, Lil'Bro had his first dentist visit today. Granted he's five so they don't have a lot of expectations and you can slip a lot past them the first time. But he also doesn't have any of the anxiety disorder Pokemon Boy has either. It was a whole different visit. X-rays? Done. Cleaning? Done. Cavities? None.

I really was so proud of him. He did everything he was told. He didn't like the little plastic things you bite down on while you get x-rays because they cut into the roof of your mouth. I don't know anyone that loves those things. But he bit, held it and released exactly as told. The cleaning, he told the lady he didn't want her to squirt water into his mouth. She said, "How 'bout we try it just once and see how it goes." He agreed and everything went fine.

Since his visit was completely stress free and no drama, I was able to think about taking a picture with my cell phone. Something I hadn't been able to do for Pokemon Boy's first visit. Which bums me out. But oh well.

Here is a picture of Lil'Bro getting his cleaning. They give the kids sunglasses to wear under the bright lights. It's a bit washed out because of the lights but it's cute anyway.


Jane said...

I just took Max and Kendall. Two cavities a piece :((

Thankfully, they love our dentist!Of course, they had Max from the very beginning when they let him stand behind the chair and push all the buttons :))

C. Beth said...


I always liked the dentist as a kid because I got free stuff--brand new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and, when very young, a toy. :)

JenKneeBee said...

Those plastic things are the worst!

Stacy said...

That Lil' Bro! :)

Glad the visit went smoothly.