Monday, July 18, 2011

Smiley's first dentist appointment

Last Thursday was Smiley's first dentist appointment.  He loved it.

Recall that he visited the dentist in April just to make sure it was a good dentist (unlike the bad dentist in Finding Nemo).  So he was not afraid.  He even already knew what the buttons on the chairs did.

He got to wear sunglasses inside.  That was a fun thing, breaking a normal rule.

He got to hold two mirrors, a tiny one and a big one. Mirrors are fun.

Biting the film for the two x-rays made him nervous, but he followed directions. When he saw the x-rays he agreed that taking pictures of "the inside and the outside too" was very special.

Having his teeth scraped was tedious, but he was agreeable.

The little "shop vac" was the best part. He likes using our shop vac, especially to blow leaves. A mouth-sized one was silly!

What is even better than a tiny shop vac? When there is also a tiny water squirter! Squirting water is great fun. Being squirted is almost as nice.

And at the end of the visit he got his teeth painted with a paintbrush! That was the most silly. Paintbrushes are for paper, right?


Joel Jackson said...

He really looked like he had fun inside the dentist's office! His photos say so. Nowadays, there are special paintbrushes that are used to put flouride on teeth in order to fight the cavities. These can also be used for whitening teeth. They're like a toothbrush, only more specialized. Only dentists are allowed to use those on teeth.

Suzanne Steven said...

What a brave little kid. To think that he's not actually afraid of the dentist means everything went well. And the best part about it is that there were no tantrums, right?