Before we got there I told him that the chair he was going to sit in moves. I thought since that's what freaked me out I better let him know about that one ahead of time. He thought that sounded pretty cool and he wanted to know if he could "ride" in it the whole time. :-)
|In the waiting room|
|Loving the chair|
|Can you tell he was a little excited?|
|Wearing his cape so he didn't get toothpaste on his cool soccer shirt|
|Cool x-ray of his teeth with the grown up teeth there in his gums|
After that she introduced him to her tools: her squirt gun, her hair dryer (blows air to dry the teeth), her vacuum (the thing that sucks the water out of his mouth), the spinny tooth brush, and the tooth counter (the evil metal pick). She made sure to test the items she could on his hand first. Most time he was nervous and would jump when she started it, but once he saw it didn't hurt, he was fine and let her "count his teeth". Miss Judy showed him the correct way to brush his teeth with his new toothbrush and then checked everything out with her other tools. He also got to wear some cool glasses so nothing would get in his eyes and she told him that they're yellow because Dr. Dawn likes to see everything in sunshine yellow. She told us his teeth looked perfect, great spacing, and hardly any plaque at all (just a tiny bit behind his bottom front teeth). Again he was great!
|Showing him how to correctly brush his teeth|
|"Counting" his teeth|
|His cool yellow glasses|
|Squirting water in his mouth and then sucking it out with the "vacuum"|
|Such a big, brave guy|
|Getting his teeth polished|
|Getting set up in the big x-ray machine|
When she was done looking the hygienist came back to do "scratchies" on his teeth to get off that tiny bit of plaque. I think this scared him a little, but he laid still and let her do her thing. He said, "I wasn't scared. It didn't hurt." Lastly, she had to paint the fluoride on his teeth. When I told him she was painting his teeth he did get a terrified look on his face, but I quickly told him not to worry, it wasn't a color, it was clear. Lol! I bet his was picturing himself walking around with big blue teeth!
So we go back in 6 months! What a great first experience!! I hope that we get Miss Judy every time because she was fabulous!!!
|Fresh, clean teeth!!!|