Jonny’s first visit to the dentist was yesterday. He took Isaac’s Mickey Mouse along for moral support and did surprisingly well for a four year old I thought. He got right up into the chair, opened his mouth when he was supposed to, and tolerated the cleaning (although he got a little scared by the toothbrush), but he opted for a regular cup and sink instead of letting the dental hygenist squirt water into his mouth. He also let the dentist look at his teeth again.
Alas, he has one small cavity at the tender age of four.
For now we have decided to keep an eye on things while I gently introduce the idea of fixing the cavity to Jonny. I am fairly sure that he will freak out once he realizes what they need to do…I was an adult before I needed to have any fillings.
I am glad that we didn’t wait until he was seven to have his first checkup like we did with Isaac. We’ll be continuing to brush very diligently, and hopefully he won’t get any more cavities.
Here’s Isaac holding Ben yesterday morning. He likes to lull Ben to sleep.
Here are the boys getting ready for bed tonight. They both begged for Ben to keep them company. At first I thought they wouldn’t go to sleep, but it seems that Ben worked his magic on them…