I was excited to take my Little One to the dentist last week! A little..worried he would be completely freaked out but I know it was good exposure for him.
Many people were in shock that I was taking my 15 months old to the dentist. I got the weird looks...the Why? question... Well, why not? It was first brought to my attention by two friends of mine who are in fact dental hygienists. They told me that dentists are now recommending we bring our little ones in around the age of one and then yearly there after. First, it gets them used to having someone prod around their mouth. Second, its a great opportunity for parents to get educated in proper dental hygiene.
I learned that Andrew is way ahead of schedule with teeth! He has a ton...and his canine teeth are just now coming in...wow...its getting full in there! The Dentist who was a lady...(very important for lil Drew) brushed his teeth, inspected them and applied a fluoride varnish. No, Drew didn't actually sit in that chair.. he laid down between me and the Dentist...His head was up on the lap of the Dentist who looked down on those pearly whites. I had to hold his arms down. He didn't like it too much but it was all over in 45 seconds... maybe? It wasn't long.
I was also educated on the pacifier...and sippy cup!!! So the Dentist encouraged us to only use the pacify if really needed and have it gone by age of two. Second, to switch over to the straw sippy cups so it does not impede the development of his teeth and jaw. DONE! I actually had his cup along and she was able to see what we were using.
We went to Kearns, Ashby & Rajchel Dental Office in Harrisburg Pa. If you are in that area and looking for an amazing team of pediatric dentists! Take a look at their website. The whole office is geared for kiddos and they had a ton of fish swimming around in beautiful tanks! I think Drew would love to have a fish!!!