I know some people have issues and major fears when it comes to visiting the dentist, I do not! I have more fear that I will loose all of my teeth (ever had that dream?) than laying in a chair for 5/10 mins and having someone check out my mouth. You may think I have been lucky to escape needles??? no fillings?? well yes I have had fillings, braces and even root canal and a crown over the years and still I haven’t feared going for any of them, I love the feeling of my teeth afterwards and I enjoy the reassurance that things are okay!
This week was our (very) overdue check up at the dentist…it was supposed to be last summer – a 6 monthly check up for E and I and Megsies 1st.Ever.Visit!!! Unfortunately they cancelled, we had a trauma and so here we are in March finally getting around to it. For the kids it was like the highlight of their week, they talked about it until it came and they’ve told everyone since. It makes me happy that I seem to be able to get them looking forward to dentists and Immunizations and I hope this confidence will remain throughout their life with these routine, ordinary appointments we must attend to maintain health.
I went 1st (show them how its done) followed by Ethan and finally a little anxious but soon over it Megan. It was everything I anticipated…20 toilet trips whilst waiting, scrambling over mummy whilst she was in the chair, cheeky grins and frozen stickers. I could tell the 20-something year old dentist loved it with statements like “erm your mummy needs to stay still..” followed by “do they listen??” and finally “you really have your hands full”!!
It was a shame he was cleaning my teeth and preventing me from speaking, I would have agreed that they have some type of hearing problem it would appear but as were at the dentist and not the DRs there is little that could be done – instead I thanked him for his patience.