Liam had his first dentist appointment last Wednesday. I started preparing him for what to expect a few days in advance and he was very excited about meeting this Dentist doctor person.
For days he talked about going to the dentist and the morning of the big day, he woke up all excited. As we sat in the waiting room, he announced proudly (and loudly) that he wanted to see the dentist.
As expected, when he got to the room, he turned bashful, had nothing to say, and buried his head into my chest. He barely looked at the dentist out of the corner of he eyes when he came into the room. I put him into the "big" chair and he was one scared little boy but fortunately, he didn’t cry.
We’ve been pretty diligent about teethbrushing being a part of each evening’s bedtime prep and it seems that our routine is paying off. Once the dentist coaxed him into opening his mouth like an alligator, he said that Liam’s teeth looked good. He’s hoping that after a few more visits Liam will be comfortable enough to let him take x-rays. For now though, we’ll just keep on brushing!