September 27, 2009

Teeth

Jett has been bragging to his brothers for 2 weeks that he gets to go to the dentist.

Let's take a stroll down memory lane for a moment. It's February 2009. The weather was unpredictable but had been quite snowy and lousy. I took ALL the kids on a trip to the dentist...for their first time ever. Powerful coaxing got Elliott and then Graeden into the dental chair. NOTHING and I mean ABSOLUTELY NO BRIBE could get Jett in that chair. We were referred to the children's dentist just down the hill from our home. At that time, the big boys did okay and Jett still refused to even sit in the "elevator" chair. So this is QUITE A CHANGE OF HEART when not so many months later Jett is EXCITED to go to the dentist.


Imagine my surprise when it turned out we had to coax him into this chair. But, once he was watching CARS on the flat screen on the ceiling, he was fine. He got a CARS toothbrush, which he had no inhibitions about asking to trade it for a different character.


Funny, because we've really latched on to the saying, "You get what you get and don't throw a fit."


Elliott did really well. It's his x-rays that I think are marvelous. That and the ease with which the dentist can email them to me.



It looks like Elliott may have some spacing issues with his permanent teeth, but who knows, he could turn out to have a big mouth. ha ha ha.



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2 Riveting COMMENTS:

  1. Isn't it amazing they can take pictures like that with the permanent teeth? And Claire was exactly like Jett going in to the dentist's office. I finally had to promise a tiny toy afterwards (I hate bribing, but it was getting embarrassing). Then she acted all fine! That's nice that now he knows what to expect, he's fine with going!

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  2. When a kid is good this dentist gives the kids a token and they get to put it in a toy machine (like candy machines at the grocery store) to get a toy out. They just love it.

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