Today was Claire's first ever dentist appointment! It went as well as I expected it to. Our regular dentist, wonderful guy, referred us to a special children's dentist for Claire because it seemed obvious to us that she wasn't going to just allow you to poke and prod around in her mouth. She does let us brush her teeth and even floss some of the time. But, I've noticed that she has dark spots on her molars so I knew we shouldn't put off a trip to the tooth guy! Once there she was happy as a clam (the waiting room is like a fun park) ....right up until they draped the lead apron over us (she was in my lap the whole time) for the x-rays. Then she politely LOST IT! I say "politely" because she doesn't do the whole kicking and screaming, just the screaming part! The nice hygienist, that needed ear plugs, held the film in place so the x-rays could be taken anyway. Then it was on to the exam. The exam involved Claire sitting in my lap with her head in the dentist's lap while he took a long gander in her mouth with his dentist's tools. This went better than the x-rays! She wasn't crazy about the process, but she at least allowed it to take place. Looks like we will need several more appointments to deal with the issues she has. Oh, well! It could have been worse. A few cavities to fill, a few teeth to seal and one chip that needs repair because it's chipped almost to the nerve. We can live with that! The strangest thing is that he also diagnosed her with benign migratory glossitis. WHAT? Ever heard of "geographic tongue"? I have, because I have a geographic tongue. Well, she does too! But, I never heard it called that before!
The chipped tooth that will be bonded in a few weeks. It will be a little sad to look at her smile and not see that little chipped tooth that has been there as long as we've known her!
All done! Isabel was the photographer for this episode of Claire's life! Great job!
And when we got home my new Rody Horse was waiting for me! I love that guy!