Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Chloe's First Trip to the Dentist

A few weeks back, Chloe had her first-ever dentist visit...as a patient, that is.

She's been to the dentist several times with the boys. She's watched them get their teeth cleaned. She's watched them get new toothbrushes, and stickers, and toys from the treasure chest. I should add that the kids go to a great pediatric dentist. I, on the other hand, get NO treats when I go to my dentist. Maybe I should switch.

After being witness to all of these dentist visits and wishing it were her turn, Chloe was so very excited about finally having
her own dentist appointment. {I know...excited about going to the dentist? Crazy, right?!?} She was so excited, that she sang the whole way to the dentist's office. She made up songs involving key words like 'teeth' and 'dentist,' with her usual 'princess' thrown in here and there. And as I listened to her sing and sing and sing excitedly for the entire 30-minute trip to the dentist, I wondered {and worried} about how on earth the dentist was going to check the teeth of a girl who doesn't stop talking for more than five seconds.

Well, I had no need to worry.

When we got there, Chloe reverted to her rare shy mode and did whatever they asked of her...quietly. She did so well, that the dentist turned to me and said that she is a rarity for a girl her age, so he went ahead and did the full exam that he usually only does on the older kids. I was shocked. I don't think I've ever heard Chloe be quiet for that long. It made me think maybe I should get a dentist chair and some tools and do exams on her at home everyday. But alas, it certainly wouldn't work that well for me. I'm just glad that she not only isn't scared to go to the dentist like I always was {and am} but that she actually
enjoys going.

Here are a few photos to commemorate Chloe's first dentist visit.

Chloe, so excited for her appointment...


Being such a big girl in the dentist's chair...




Showing mom her very clean teeth...


Looking at the vast selection of stickers. Of course, she picked the princess sticker on the far left...


Picking a prize from the treasure chest...


The dentist goody bag...


First dentist visit: a success!


11 comments:

Emilie Wita said...

What dentist was that?

Jodee Leader said...

Way to go, Chloe! Cute pictures! Our dentist has a treasure box too!

I actually love going to the dentist now. It's almost like going to the spa -- I get my very own TV and remote, a paraffin wax on my hands and a pillow for my head! I was just there today!

The Sanders Family said...

Emilie...It's called Balster Pediatric Clinic. And Jodee...wow! What kind of dentist do you go to? I could handle that sort of treatment!

Ellie said...

What a big girl Chloe is! She looks very cute for the occasion - beautiful photos - how do you get such gorgeous photos in a dentist's office?

I want to go to Jodee's dentist too!

Jboo said...

Yay for Chloe! Wish my trips to the dentist were that much fun!

Hope you have a great day!

Janet

Amy said...

Such a gorgeous, happy girl! You really must have a great pediatric dentist.

Gail said...

Yay Chloe...how awesome is that!!! And what adorable pics you captured of the moments. :)

We have a great pediatric dentist too, and I'm very thankful for that.

JinXiu said...

what a brave girl

Mama Hen said...

What a good girl Chloe! The last picture of her huge smile showing you her clean teeth is precious! Have a great day!

Mama Hen

Vernell Leider said...

Your daughter's eyes are like the color of the ocean; so relaxing and beautiful. And who would not love her smile? You must have been proud of her. I'm happy to say that my daughter could handle her dentist, too!

Patty Gurrola said...

Wow! Chloe was excited to have her first dentist appointment? What a brave little girl! While other kids her age are afraid of the dentist, there goes Chloe, excited and all smiles on her first appointment! She should be an inspiration to other kids!