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Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Dentist

Ethan went to the dentist today.
For the first time.
Yes, 
I realise he's almost six
and should have seen one already.
I apologise for my bad mothering.
I went through 5 dentists while in Dar,
and the only one I'd trust with Ethan
didn't take kids as patients.
So yes,
my almost 6-year old has not been to a dentist.
Until today.

He did great.
At the beginning.
Maxine was wonderful with Ethan.
She counted his teeth
(he has 20)
and noticed he has 4 wobbly teeth.
Ethan was very excited to learn
he may be loosing his teeth soon
as that means the appearance of the tooth fairy.
He had no cavities.
Yay!

Then she wanted to clean his teeth.
Ethan would not go for that.
He felt the visit was going well
so why end of a scary note.
He would not believe us 
that there was nothing to be scared of.

I guess we'll try the cleaning again
in six months.








5 comments:

Sue said...

Glad he didn't have cavities. He must have great teeth!

=)

Darlene said...

Hope he will let her clean his teeth in six months. Going to the dentist can be very traumatic for a child, especially for the first time. It sounds like you have chosen a good dentist, who didn't try to force him. Do you ever brush his teeth? It might be a good idea to do that and tell him that it doesn't feel much different than when you do it. Anyway, keep talking it up and don't wait until the six months is up and expect him to let her do it without a fuss. Good luck!

Darlene said...

Hope he will let her clean his teeth in six months. Going to the dentist can be very traumatic for a child, especially for the first time. It sounds like you have chosen a good dentist, who didn't try to force him. Do you ever brush his teeth? It might be a good idea to do that and tell him that it doesn't feel much different than when you do it. Anyway, keep talking it up and don't wait until the six months is up and expect him to let her do it without a fuss. Good luck!

Darlene said...

I don't know why my comment is printing twice. I tried to delete one of them, but if it happens again, you'll understand, I'm sure.

Kim said...

I guess you have to take baby steps with that. ;) Yay for no cavities! Losing teeth?! That makes him so big. :(