May 10, 2013

A Visit to the Dentist

This week London had a visit to the dentist scheduled. This was only her second time visiting so I wasn't sure how it would go. Luckily, unlike last time, Cameron was able to go and I think that went a long way in what London was comfortable doing. 

The visit started off rocky as the first order of business was to try and get some X-rays. London had no qualms about getting into the chair, but as soon as the heavy lead vest was placed on her, London started to get worried. 

It then took a lot of coaxing to get her to bite down on the film long enough to take the two X-rays. The poor attendant actually had to stand in there with her - without a vest - to get each picture. 

Last visit, London wouldn't even get in the chair for the dentist. This time, she jumped into the cleaning chair and even started out with the sunglasses and headphones on to listen to the movie playing above. The sunglasses and earphones lasted all of 30 seconds. 

I can't remember, but I don't even think they wee able to clean London's teeth with the drills last time. This time London made it through with her vanilla-flavored toothpaste mix while she held on to her daddy's hand. She even handled the water cleaner and suctioner well. 

Everything looked pretty good. There was a small concern about one front tooth in that it might have been bumped and could cause an issue or infected area so we have to go back in 3 months for another x-ray just to make sure everything is alright. In the meantime, our homework is to continue the evening brushing routine with fluoride-based toothpaste and introduce flossing some, just to build the habit, as London's teeth have great spacing and don't technically need to be flossed yet. She has 20 beautiful teeth currently and on the X-rays would could see the adult teeth in front developing nicely, though the sight of them freaked me out some. They looked like they were right there, getting ready to loosen those baby teeth any day. The dentist assured me we have 2 to 3 years before I need to worry about Tooth Fairy visits.


  1. Oh how cute. With all of my children, it surprised me when it was time to go to the dentist. They all seemed too little to possibly have anything wrong with them. None of them ever did and thankfully they have all grown up to be reasonable about their health. I do not think that any of them had cavities.

    Joanna @ Westheimer Dentist

  2. Those children of yours look too cute for words. My husband and I have a daughter together and she is the centre of our universe. I cannot imagine not having her, she has been such a blessing to us. I hope the dentist went well and there were no cavities. Keep brushing those teeth well and everything will be fine.

    Elfrieda Sevigny @ Simmonds Dental Center

  3. It's amazing how much easier going to the dentist gets with the more visits you get under their belts. I think the follow-up visit in three months will actually do you and London some good, as it is just another opportunity for her to get familiar and comfortable with the whole dentist experience.

    Quinn Kimbrough @ Top Temecula Dentist