Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dentist Trip!

Today I took the kids to the dentist! I found a place here in Moscow that takes Medicaid and is just for kids! Its called Palouse Pediatrics Dentistry! They were all about kids and were super nice there! I was very nervous about this! I took Matthew when he was Kaity age, and we basically had to hold him down while the Dentist took a quick peek inside of his mouth! So I was sure how he would do now, and I had no idea how Kaity would do! So we talked about it a lot before we left! This picture is of them showing me what they are going to do for the dentist! Holding their mouths open really big!

Here they are in the waiting room! They had so many toys and a big screen tv that played nothing but the old school cartoons! Like the Jetsons and stuff like that! It was pretty fun!
Here are the kids getting x-rays! They had never done that before! I was very shocked that they did so good! I hate getting x-rays done on my teeth! So I didn't think that Matthew and Kaity would do very good, but they sat very still and did such a good job!
Then they took them in a big room where they had two chairs and Kaity sat in one and Matthew sat in the other and I got to sit in the middle while they worked on them! When they sat down they give you a pair of special sunglasses!
Here's a view of both of them to show how close they got to sit together!
They laid the kids back and they even put a pillow under their legs and made them so comfortable and there was even a tv on the ceiling that was playing cartoons!
They both sat so still and kept their mouths open the whole time while they got their teeth scraped and brushed and washed! I'm very impressed with both of them!
And here they both are after they were all done! They did sooooo good! I had to take them to the dollar store and let them pick out a toy!

As it turns out Matthew's teeth are very close together and his jaw is set a little farther back then normal! I guess we haven't been flossing as good as we should have! He has 6 cavaties! I was completely shocked! I couldn't believe it! So we have to go back 2 more times to get him all taken care of! And Kaity is getting an over bite from sucking her thumbs! So there are a few things we need to work on with them both!


Anonymous said...

And you are such a good Mama for taking all those pictures and documenting their trip to the dentist. Kaity looks so little to be doing all that!!! Love Mom

The Dean's said...

I'm surprised the kids let them take x-rays of their teeth! Even little Kaity, because didn't you have to leave the room for them to do that? They tried with Sydney when she was 4 or 5 and she got too scared! :( You should buy those little kid flossers for them! My kids liked those when they were younger! Livia had 4 cavities once! :(

~ Cami

Ben and Jade said...

I'm so glad you posted this. I called yesterday to see if they could get Nelly in, and wouldn't you know they got her in today. She loved it, and I did, too. What a great set up. Nelly was never scared, and I was never nervous. It was perfect. Thanks so much for the recommendation. We'd been needing to find a dentist forever.