We went to the dentist yesterday. We haven’t been in a long time. Like since the summer Ben was one and had chipped his tooth. The last time we went I had to hold down a screaming Seth. Ben started out fine and then realized from Seth that the dentist was not a good thing. Then I had to hold him down too. And all the dentist did was count their teeth!!
Anyway, I was preparing for the worst. We watched some videos online about dentist tools and we talked about it a lot. I was hoping to prepare them without crossing the line into freaking them out. And apparently I did it!
Seth had really wanted Ben to go first (Seth pretty much makes Ben do everything Seth doesn’t want to) but he got called first. He was a little nervous but he climbed up on the chair and proceeded to have his first x-rays, cleaning, and fluoride treatment without a hitch. In fact, if you didn’t know better, you might have thought Seth had been to the dentist a hundred times before this. He was such a pro.
Sadly we’ll be going back twice more because Seth has two cavities and they have to be filled separately. Somehow I don’t imagine those visits will go quite as smoothly.
All in all, a great trip to the dentist. Big thanks to my Grammy who babysat Oliver so I didn’t have to drag him out into the gale-force winds during his naptime. Love you Grammy!!!