This is not usually something that I would think to include in a family scrapbook/journal. However, our experience was interesting enough that I called a few friends and recounted it to them and my family..so I guess that means that I DO think it's interesting enough to blog about. And that's because it is! LOL!
Remember going to the dentist growing up and the office was cold, it had that smell-you know the smell of the tools they used on your teeth..the ones that kinda "smoked" when it was turned on and grinding away a part of your precious enamel? Plus, they were BORING! You had to sit there forever, quietly and it was so boring. Well one little boy, who had much the same experiences I had growing up and going to the dentist, decided to grow up to be a dentist and change the dental WORLD! You guessed it...I'm in a dramatic mood today! :) LOL!
Get a load of the Dental office MY KIDS get to go to! This is not the scary dentist located off Broad street. No sirree bob. hee hee! They get to watch TV with earphones and wear sunglasses, if they want, while their teeth are cleaned/worked on.
Well this was Emily's first visit to the Dentist where they actually CLEANED her teeth. She was SO excited to get up on the chair...and a little nervous at the same time. I was not allowed to be out of her sight. She did so well! Despite how hard the Dentist tried he could not get her to smile at his jokes. lol Her mouth is healthy and teeth beautiful! The only alarming or slightly alarming thing is that she has a spot on her tongue that shouldn't be there. So I'm keeping an eye on it and if it doesn't go away in a month...back she goes. The odd thing about this spot is that it's perfectly round in shape. If she bit her tongue, which is what he suspects, usually the bruise wouldn't be perfectly round and even in color. BUT it's not impossible. *I'm happy to report the spot is gone*
Kayleah's mouth and teeth were healthy as well. Poor thing has her mommas teeth. She inherited the same deep grooving in her back molars that I HAD. So she goes back in a couple of days to get her teeth sealed to prevent her from getting cavities. *She handled this like a champ! It was pretty funny though because they gave her laughing gas along with a local. She kept telling us there was something in her mouth. No matter how many times we tried to tell her there wasn't anything in her mouth she kept sticking her fingers in her mouth sweeping it for whatever it was that she thought was in her mouth. LOL Watching her after it was all done with the laughing gas was SO funny! LOL*
Christopher just doesn't have enough mouth for all his teeth! The dentist said the SIZE of his permanent teeth are just about as big as they get. Certainly as big as he's ever seen. lol poor guy! I must say, when his teeth did start coming in our first thoughts were "wow...those are big teeth, but ya know he'll grow into them.." I sure hope that's right! He actually has to go back in January to start the process of giving him more room. His bottom front teeth are pretty crooked. Mostly because they just don't have ANY room to come in. He will most likely need to have a few teeth pulled. poor thing!
Kaleb is JUST fine. EXCEPT that he won't wiggle those baby teeth to get them out. He's got permanent teeth growing in BEHIND his baby teeth that are still planted firmly in place. The dentist gave him one month to get them out or he's going to pull those as well to give those permanent teeth room to come in! LOL *he worked VERY hard to get his teeth out and WAS successful.
And Sarah, well Sarah was the most involved of all...but I've already blogged about her experience in the post Sarah's New Smile below. What was funny though was the Dentist just couldn't get a good picture to see her missing tooth so he kept sending her back for another one with a different camera or different angle. She would act like she couldn't BELIEVE they were going to take ANOTHER picture and sigh as she got up to walk back to the room...LOVING every min of the attention! wink lol You might be thinking "how crazy would it be to take FIVE kids to the dentist at the same time?!" but oddly enough it wasn't crazy AT ALL! The office and staff were wonderful and we were in and out in NO time-I was shocked! So going to the dentist was fun, quick and eventful!