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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Clean Teeth

Matt and I are very regular with our dentist trips - we follow the recommended twice-a-year cleanings. Reid has been seeing the dentist since October, just every few months or so because of this incident (click that to read about it), but we scheduled his first cleaning visit for yesterday. I figured, close to 2 1/2 is a good age to start. I went in with really low expectations - basically just a chance for Reid to see what it was all about. We talked about what to expect the whole car ride there (I always have to prepare him for anything new!), and he knew he was going for a "clean your teeth" and "brush your teeth" visit and he would get a "su-pwize" at the end. I cannot tell you how my expectations were just blown out of the water! He did so good! I was super surprised!!!! He layed in the chair (which I knew would be the first obstacle), touched the instruments when the hygienist was showing him the tools she would use before she began, didn't cry or say "no," opened his mouth wide for her to do what she needed, let her floss his teeth!...I mean, everything that I would have expected him to balk at, he didn't! So, now Reid is on the same twice-a-year schedule as us!!! The dentist did tell us that his teeth are pretty close together and so to start flossing (we're going to try doing this once a week) to avoid cavities, and to give out those fruit snacks sparingly since she sees a lot of kids get cavities from them.

On my way there, I realized I forgot my camera (and I thought I wouldn't be getting a lot of pictures because we wouldn't be there long), but luckily I had my phone! Sorry for the picture overload - I just couldn't get over how "big" he looked laying in the chair getting his teeth cleaned!

Waiting for the hygienist...Reid got to pick out a movie to watch and there were TV screens on the ceiling (he chose Thomas the Train)

The hygienist was great - she showed him all her tools that she would use and let him touch them


Waiting for her to start - he looks a little nervous!

She first counted all his teeth - 20 total

Then she flossed, polished and brushed his teeth!

Showing Mommy his clean, shiny teeth!





12 comments:

Tiffany said...

How precious is Reid showin' off his pearly whites :-) So stinkin' cute!!

The Savages said...

That is so nice when they suprise you with how the respond. The dentist can be scary as a bigger kid so I don't even want to think about how it might be to a preschool aged kiddo. Do you guys go to Dr. Davis in Southlake??? That's who we use and we love it. Reid is precious!

Leslie said...

WOW that is impressive!!!! The boys apt did not go so well and was much shorter!! Reid gets the clean teeth award for sure!!! He is so cute and he looks so darn mature!

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Brooke said...

That is so awesome! Great job Reid!

Dunhams said...

WOW!! Yay, Reid! That is super impressive! He seriously looks like he's 5 years old sitting in that big chair...crazy!! What an adorable little patient!

Donnell Days said...

WOW...I am SO impressed!!!! I loved all the pictures. You are right ~ he look so big sitting there.

Annie said...

OMG! He is such a big boy! That is so cute! That is so awesome he did so well!!! I can't even get Sutton to open his mouth when the dr needs to look down his throat! Reid did sooo good!!!

Katie said...

Wow! He did great! Where did you take him? I need to start doing a little research for Cole!

Courtney said...

Oh what a big boy!!!! Reid is so cute wearing those headphones! I'll need to remember that we need to do that next year!

B.E.A.L. said...

that is awesome and even more so since you didn't expect it. He looks so little but so big in the chair! What a big boy!

Nicki W. said...

SO glad you left a comment on my blog! you are so sweet!
you look AMAZING! i can't wait to read all about the new baby now! you will be so great getting that body back, girl. just remember to take your time and do what you can--when you can (being up in the wee hours of the morning makes it a little easier to pop in the workout DVD since you are already wide awake)!! blessings to your growing fam!