Another first happened this summer in my girls’ young lives – a trip to the dentist. (Well, technically Lily has been after chipping her front tooth when she was two, but not for a full check-up).
I follow a wonderful blog, The House of Smiths, who just so happens to be local and live in my area (yes, I’ve met Shelley a few times at events and she is the sweetest at responding to emails, especially when I email her personal questions about what to do when my little girls are sick, true story). Anyway, awhile ago I bookmarked a blog post where she talked about how much she loved her little girls’ dentist and when the time came to look up one for my girls, they were the first ones I called. Luckily for me, they were on my insurance plan – yeah!
Little People’s Dental isn’t too far from my house and I have to say – Shelley was right. About everything. When I called for appointments for all four girls (they recommend seeing babies when they first get their teeth) the receptionist was the sweetest thing and helped me set up the dates, including dates in December for a six-month follow-up (before insurance is up).
I was a little nervous about how everyone would do, but the girls had the best time ever. Even Emma. Not the slightest bit nervous about anything. You know why? The staff is the friendliest you ever did meet and so keyed in to kids. They knew exactly what to say, what to give them, how to assuage their fears. They were awesome. I am so glad to have found them. The dentist is wonderful, kind, and soft spoken. A keeper.
The girls did great! They had X-rays, exams, and full-cleanings including flossing.
The dentist declared them cavity-free! Hooray! He said he likes to see them with extra gaps in their teeth (good, cause my girls have a lot) because it gives the permanent teeth a place to go and grow into.
Here’s the freakiest part of the trip (for me) - seeing their permanent teeth right underneath:
The X-rays even show their wisdom teeth, can you believe that? It is definitely a reminder my babies are growing up!