April 23 Penelope had her very first dental checkup (3 1/2 years old).
I decided to take her to the "kid dentist" that most of her friends had already been to (and much earlier I might add). People rave about this dentist and how great their staff is with kids so I thought we should play it safe and go with that. I would have brought P to the dentist much sooner, at 2 or even 2 1/2- but I just thought she would be too scared. As a baby Penelope was very... let's just say, "hesitant" with strangers or anyone besides mommy and daddy. ;) She has since grown into a much more brave independent little lady and it is very fun to watch. With each developmental leap she becomes more aware and understands so much more. So after being on a six month waiting list we finally got a chance to visit this "famous kid dentist" and it was quite a success. It also didn't hurt to give her a little positive peer pressure--- knowing that most of her buddies had already been to the dentist made it very exciting for her to want to go too!
Um where was this dentist when I was a kid??
|playing with all the cool toys in the waiting room|
we had to linger for at least ten more minutes on the way out ;)
|Violet Mae enjoyed brushing her teeth too|
|The hygienist showed the girls everything that would happen in the exam by demonstrating on the monkey first|
|they were very curious!|
|she took this lesson very seriously!|
|getting a chance to practice|
|all ready to go!|
|they coat the kids teeth with this liquid to see the tartar on their teeth better|
they also paint their fingernails with it! (nice touch)
|Dr. annie was great!|
|getting a prize after|
|and daddy met us for a little treat at Renaud's|
so much for the clean teeth! woops!