Thursday, August 29, 2013

Family Trip to the Dentist

We had a family trip to the dentist yesterday.  Not what I call a fun family outing, but it went really well.  The kids were super excited, so their mouths were running a mile a minute, but they cooperated really well.  On Wednesdays, the office has all three hygienists working, so it goes much faster.  Anthony got his teeth cleaned, while I sat between two of the chairs the kids were in.  Then he watched all of the kids while I got mine done.  Let's just say, I had the more peaceful experience.  Once Anthony took the kids out to the waiting room, even the doctor came back and said, "Wow, it's pretty quiet back here!".  He didn't take me up on the offer to rent out his chair for a couple hours so I could take a nap, but I did cherish the peace and quiet while I got my teeth cleaned!

Talon was so excited to show them his new tooth coming in behind his baby tooth.  They told him he needs to start wiggling the baby tooth so it will come out.  Dr. L said to "wiggle it until it starts to get uncomfortable, then stop for a while."  All Talon heard was, "wiggle that tooth".  So he started a wigglin'.  He wiggled that tooth for probably a solid hour and a half.  Next thing we knew, he was almost in tears because his tooth hurt so bad. This could be a long, painful process... for all of us!

Getting some X-rays.
Ready to get started. The hygienists are always so patient to answer the million and one questions the kids have.
They let the kids do "Mr. Thirsty" (the suction).
Watching the older kids go and waiting his turn.
Showing off her pearly whites.
Sissy's turn for X-rays.
Nolan wasn't so sure of the whole thing at first, but warmed up rather quickly when he got to use "Mr. Thirsty".
Being goofy with their 'Smile Supplies'.
Going for a ride in the chair.
Natalie wanted to sit with Nolan.
Getting his teeth "counted".
No cavities for any of the kids.  Woo hoo!!
They were so excited about their new tooth brushes and goodies, they were almost begging to get ready for bed early, just so they could brush their teeth again.  Let's see how long that lasts!  Kaitlyn loves chapstick.  She got chapstick in her goodie bag.  Guess what most of her conversation has revolved around today.  Yep... chapstick!

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