KiKi went to the dentist for her first cleaning. I was at school, but Baby Patrick went with her to make sure she was ok. Mom will tell you about it…
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Braska does NOT do well at the dentist. That is a massive understatement.
So I had high hopes for Kinlee and her first cleaning. She went last winter for the counting of the teeth, etc, but that was before she turned 3. So now we were ready for her first real appointment. She remembered going in December and knew there would be a treasure chest and goodies after she was done. We practiced lying down and saying “Ahhhhh.” We counted teeth, and she’s great with brushing, so I figure we were good to go.
First they did her x-rays. She was ready to go in the big chair with the heavy “bib” on.
She did NOT want to lay flat on the exam table. They don’t have the moving chairs in this room of 4 tables. Just flat padded tables. But she kind of freaked when it was time to get flat. I was really surprised. But the hygenist let her sit up and was able to talk her into a little polish, though not a complete cleaning. She did fine while she was sitting.
Baby Patrick did great keeping himself occupied with 4-point bottle grip.
Then she had a little rinse and suction, and she did fine with that, too.
When it came time for the dentist to come in, I told her she had to lay back. We practiced for a few minutes before he got there. There was a TV on the ceiling right above her, and she got to wear cute shades, but it wasn’t enough to make her happy. She did do as he asked and made it through the exam.
She got a good report all around. Everything looked good. And we’ll try again in 6 months. She has a little bit of a cross bite, but we’ll keep an eye on it.