Rachel had her first dental appointment recently and did great. She watched Mommy have hers first, and when she realized it wouldn't hurt (after confirming this with me about 100 times) she was ready. She was well-rewarded afterwards with two new toothbrushes (one an electric Ariel), toothpaste, dental floss (great fun to pull completely out), sugar free suckers and a pair of sunglasses. She has 16 teeth (no second molars yet) and a pretty big overbite (unlike Daddy's underbite). Since her visit, our toothbrushing wars have been a bit milder. I have no doubt that braces are in her future, as well as glasses or contacts, since good teeth and vision don't run in this family. Besides, shouldn't everyone be stuck with a dorky, four eyes, metal mouth school picture around the Jr. High years?
3 years ago