Monday, June 15, 2009

The Dentist

Brooklynn went to the dentist for the first time last Thursday. I can't believe I forgot my camera. So I had to take a picture after. But she did great! She took the pictures and listened to everything they asked her to do. It was an awesome office and I am so glad we decided to go to a pediatric dentist. Brooklynn chose to watch the movie Bolt and she really liked the Hygenist Rochelle. When Dr. Tew came she got a little nervous and shy but it only was for a minute and he helped her warm up. So as he looked at her teeth he told her, "Brooklynn, no cavaties. You have perfect pretty princess teeth." Brooklynn thought that was so cool that her teeth were like a princess'. The only bad thing which makes me nervous is she has a Class III posterior cross bite and a horrible underbite. (I never really noticed but now Ryan and I see, it is so noticable.) So I thought okay I guess she will eventually need braces. NO! He said when she is 4 or 5 depending on how he feels and how bad she needs it. She has to get what is called a Tandem Appliance in her mouth. So basically like a crank thing to fix her jaw/bite. I just think it is so sad, she will be so young. But I will do whatever is recommended. Brooklynn was so good, I know she will do fine with it, but it is still sad. I am so proud of her and her no cavaties! Way to go Brooklynn.


Jessica said...

Dr. Tew is the best! It has been my experience though is that he really does things for the kids best interest and adapts his treatment to their acceptance level and always makes sure that their comfortable and that their experience is pleasant.

Jeff and Nanci said...

Yeppy!! That's awesome. I worry that they are going to get cavities. I make sure Gracie brushes her teeth morning and night and absolutely no juice in bed. Way to go Berkie