Anyway, what's "the" age to take a child to the dentist? I've heard everything from when they get their first flippin' tooth to when they start school. We're about halfway between and I guess these early visits can be considered trial runs for when he has more intense appointments in the future.
He went today. I chose to take him to the dentist that Ryan and I go to for convenience, with an open mind that they may not do a great job with toddlers. Can I still call him a toddler? He seems too old for that. I digress.
I wasn't sure what to expect from Theo. He did well, but he was not a fan of the gritty toothpaste or the bright light. I was shocked at how well the staff did with Theo. Above and beyond for sure. If they had not been so great, maybe Theo would have not done as well as he did. He just seemed like such a big boy sitting in that cool chair. The hygienist let him go up and down as many times as he wanted. She showed him the x-ray machines and let him pick out his favorite Lightning McQueen toothbrush and let him push buttons on every single thing. So kind and patient.
Helping suck the water out of daddy's mouth.
Getting a closer look. Disregard that nice bedhead he's got going on.
Spraying the water in daddy's mouth. P.S. I was cracking up this whole time. I'm sure Ryan thoroughly enjoyed having a 2 year old dental assistant today.
Having second thoughts about this bib.
The light's a little bright, lady.
Being very cooperative!
Helping Dr. Rob take another look at dad.
Checking out those pretty pearly whites in the mirror.
Got his picture on the Wall of Super Duper Patients.
Along with every other child patient they see.
Such a big boy. I don't know why this milestone feels like such a big deal - I guess maybe because it is coinciding with his 3rd birthday next Friday. Crazy! All I know is that I look at his long legs and engage in thoughtful conversation with him and it's hard to believe how much he's changed in three short years. I just love this little boy.