My little "big" girl had her first dental appointment today. I was a bit apprehensive going into the appointment because 1) Oia hates to lay down at doctor's appointments and 2) she hates when doctors and nurses touch or mess with her head. Hates translates to a red face and a sad, pouty, bottom lip, verge of tears.
With some sweet talk and a little encouragement, she bravely reclined back into the chair. She opened her mouth when she was asked to and allowed the dentist to take a look around her mouth with his mirror. So far, so good. He brushed her teeth and then applied a vitamin solution. Again, so far, so good. Then came the spit sucker and from there it was downhill. And I can't blame her.... dentist gave no warning that he was about to use such a thing. The noise and the surprise and even the feel of the sucker was just enough to FREAK her out. At that point, she was crying and fighting to get up and get the heck outta there.
First dental appointment over. Teeth look good. No cavities. No worries of malocclusion and no more spit sucker for another 6 months.