First visit to the dentist

Today, Sunny and I took Ella to the dentist for the first time. The dentist and the dental assistant were great, the office was great, they were so kid friendly. Ella did really well until it was time to have them take a look at her teeth. Ella cried through the whole exam. She was cooperative, opened her mouth, didn’t really struggle, but she kept on crying. They showed us how to really brush her teeth – maybe one day we’ll take a movie of it, but it takes 2 adults. Her teeth looked good – no cavities – the spaces between her teeth are actually good because that means there will be room for her adult teeth. At the end of the appointment, we all took a picture with Dr. James’ dog Chachka. Ella then thanked Dr. James and Remie (the assistant). She left the office with a new toothbrush, stickers, and these animal clickers. She didn’t seem traumatized and she agreed to go back in 6 months. It was a positive experience for all of us.

When Ella was in the bath tonight, I asked her to talk about the visit to the dentist and she did a little bit. Enjoy.

Look at those pearly whites

One Response to “First visit to the dentist”

  1. merilee says:

    She couldn’t be cuter. Were Mommy and Momma traumatized? You’ll have to show me how to help her brush her teeth. I hope Ella doesn’t think crying is part of the routine. Love you. Mom

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