Tuesday, June 28, 2011

First dentist visit

On Monday Emma experienced her first dentist visit and in her words "it went great"!  Every book and pediatrician recommends taking kids at a different age, but we finally decided that it was time to kick start this healthy habit. 

She requested that her daddy accompany her.  He called immediately after with a wonderful report.  Thankfully she takes after her daddy with no cavities and a healthy set of chompers :)  As you can see, she also takes after him with these tan legs:

When I initially scheduled the appointment they told me that this would be considered a "happy visit".  They would first take a peek and if she allowed they would continue with the full examination, cleaning and fluoride rinse.  I must admit that I was super impressed and surprised that they were able to do the whole package!  I think it must have really helped that we had prepared her for it well in advance.

We are so proud of how brave she was!  We are also so glad that she has a positive feeling about going back to the dentist.  She was so excited to pick out a new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and even a pretend butterfly tatoo.  We should expect for her first tooth to fall out between ages 5-6. 

All smiles :)


  1. I love how little kids look in a dentist chair. They're so small. I love having pictures of my son from his first visit too. My daughter is 2 and I'll be taking her for her first appointment within the next couple of months. I hope she does a good job. I've been waiting a while because I wanted her to be old enough for me to be able to explain to her what the dentist was and what to expect. I wanted to pass along this Mom's Guide to caring for kids teeth. It has great ideas on how to keep kids teeth healthy and even make it fun. I hope you find it helpful. From one mom to another! http://www.1dental.com/moms-guide/

  2. I’m glad that Emma’s first dentist visit turned out to be a “happy visit”. What else can I say? I was captivated by her sweet smile on the photo! Mom, congrats for doing a great job in taking care of her teeth. No cavities!

    -Randal Cole

  3. Learning how to take care of teeth starts at home! Mom, it looks like you were able to take care of Emma’s teeth properly. She has healthy teeth, with no cavities at all! By the way, how old is Emma?

    -Jimmie Thornburg