22 September 2010

Pearly Whites

Lola was introduced to the dentist and the hygienist earlier this morning. For the first time in her life, she climbed into the big dentist's chair and opened her mouth for a counting of her teeth, a check for cavities, a professional brushing, a flossing, and a fluoride treatment.

She was cool as a cucumber throughout her check up. I think she actually enjoyed it. Her teeth were all there and she has no cavities to report. Surprisingly, neither do I. Unlike Lola however, I did not get my picture taken and added to the "No Cavities!!" wall.

Afterward she received a little baggy with a toothbrush, Sponge Bob toothpaste ("The same as Elisabeth!"), children's mouthwash, dental floss, and stickers. I was given a baggy too, but no stickers for me.

In the car on the way back Lola admired every item in her baggy. At some point she asked me: "Mom, how do I put the string back?" I looked in the rear view mirror and there was Lola, completely covered in dental floss. I am going to have to show her the ropes tonight.


  1. The girls all got a kick out of this story. They can just picture Lola in a nest of dental floss. Mike thinks the hygienist looks like Aunt Amy.

  2. Sounds like the first time my boys got dental floss, too! Glad she was a champ in the chair!

  3. Terrific! That's what I would do with the floss too if I could get away with it! Congratulations on the no cavities - for both of you. My dentist wanted to put a sealant on my son's teeth last visit (he's 7). I decided to wait on that but I have to go back next month to repair three fillings - gulp.

  4. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww. That is such a cute story! Dental floss is my sons favorite part of the process that is for sure : )


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