Thursday, August 5, 2010

Trip to the Dentist

Today was Kannon's first trip to the dentist. I was dreading this and so was Glenn. Kannon has always been terrified of doctors and it only got worse after he had his stitches back in January.

I'd been noticing some brown stains on his front two teeth and I was nervous that he may be getting a cavity. I figured that we'd better bite the bullet and go. Luckily we found a kind, gentle and extremely calm pediatric dentist who was wonderful. Kannon was fine until he had to be examined. He screamed during the exam, which I fully expected, but he stopped as soon as the exam was over.

The stains appear to be just stains. Since they are only cosmetic and can be removed later, he just brushed K's teeth and applied the fluoride. We were told to switch over to a nylon brush and to use just a tiny dab of fluoridated toothpaste 2x/day. We don't have to go back for another year!

I was so concerned that he would have a hard time, that I didn't even think to take any pictures. I did laugh when I saw that the goody bag contained floss. We can barely brush his teeth, so no flossing for now.

I have to admit that the whole experience reminded my that my beautiful baby boy is growing up. He's a little boy now, but he'll always be my baby.

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