Monday, April 18, 2011

Going to the Dentist

So part of Patrick registering for Kindergarten was going to the Dentist. I had been meaning to take him for a while but I was worried that our friend Kurt, who is a great pediatric dentist and everyone we know recommends him, and practice wouldnt have take our insurance. Well I called them and of course they didn't. So until we can switch our insurance over I had to find a good dentist to take him to. Well Laura Pollock recommended Dr. Beemer so I called him and luckily they had a cancellation for the next morning. Patrick was very scared and nervous. When we got there they told him he could play video games while he waited which was great because he forgot why he was there and calmed down. We were called back and he got nervous and shy again but the dental assistant was great and very friendly and she made him feel comfortable. They took x-rays and then the dentist came in and checked his teeth and flossed his teeth. He only panicked once while being flossed. He did a great job. But he had to go back the next week for a cleaning.
He was most excited about playing the video games when we went back but he did a great job getting his teeth cleaned but he was much more scared and he needed much more reassurance. He did a great job and I'm glad we don't have to go back till October. But I'm also glad that we got him to the dentist early and hopefully we can keep this up so he realizes the importance of dental health.
He was cold so he got a blanket and he got to wear sunglasses to keep the bright light out of his eyes.


Katia Craig said...

Looks like he did a good job with the dentist, so good for him! It's best to find a dentist that's used to handling children, so that there won't be any hassles. Still, it must be pretty fun to play video games while waiting, even for adults.