Today Miss A went to the dentist for the first time! The dentist that we go to do not like to see them before they are three so it was time for Miss A to experience one of the things I used to have a phobia about. I had to have a lot of dental work after my bicycle accident and it affected me a lot. However after going to the dentist today (after a change of dentist) I seem a lot calmer about the whole issue. I have to have part of a tooth pulled out (after a crown failed) and a filling. I also have to have a cosmetic touch up to one of the teeth they filled which broke in the accident. I had two crowns and a few teeth ‘built up’.
Miss A did rather well, he got to briefly look at her teeth but she was very reluctant and was squirming in the chair. I don’t think she really knew what to expect even though she has seen me go to the dentist three times now. The dentist told her to let me clean her teeth, which is often a bit of a struggle and he told me from what he can see her teeth seem to be rather good! Miss A goes back to the dentist in three months time and I have to go back in a couple of weeks.
Miss A got a Eeyore sticker for being a good girl. I got a bitten finger when trying to keep her mouth open. She didn’t do it on purpose, she was just so scared of what he was doing with the metal mirror! I think she done brilliantly, I thought she was just going to clamp her jaw shut and we were not going to get anywhere with her. Her daddy bought her a Orchard Toys The Game of Ladybirds which I will use as a reward for being such a good girl on her first trip to the dentist!