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Yaya's First Dentist Visit

Posted by sila
Wednesday 26 September 2012 at 01:54 am.
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So, now that Yaya is a big girl, it is time to ensure that she has good dental health! Yaya had her first dental checkup ever on 25 September! Wheeee!

Photo of George Washington's dentures and a cool tooth-shaped mug

According to the dental hygienist, George Washington's teeth were set in lead (!!!!). Poor man probably died of lead poisoning. And can you imagine how heavy that must be in one's jaw? Ouch.

Yaya was very excited about the visit to the dentist. She had been asking to see the dentist for a while and voila! It was time. Yaya loved that they had a little waiting room (off the main waiting room area) for kids - with kid-sized armchairs and books. She wanted Adik to wait there with her.

At the kids section of the waiting room
Let's read while we wait!

And then Yaya's name is called and we all troop in. Yaya gets in the chair and gets a bib on.

Happily awaiting the examination

It starts off very well with the dental hygienist counting her teeth and photographing each of them and doing a preliminary assessment.

Yaya has twenty teeth!
Adik may want in on the action but Mama's happy not to be in the chair today

And then it is time for Yaya's teeth to get cleaned and polished. Oh my, but she put up a fuss and refused to let it happen. Finally, Vin takes Adik out of the room and Mama holds Yaya's arms while the hygienist works her magic. After her first tooth gets polished, she relaxed and said "Oh, it doesn't hurt at all!". And she didn't have to be held down and let the procedure take place with no more issues. After the polishing came the flossing and Yaya was awesome and did not object even a little bit.

Polish polish polish the teeth!
Rinse and...
...spit
Papa and Adik wait in the waiting room
Waiting for the dentist to see her now

The dentist comes in and examines Yaya's teeth, counting yet again (twenty!). We discuss her tooth-brushing habits and are told that she can start flossing now. Also we have been given the early-warning that she will probably require orthodontia early because she has an underbite. Oh boy... fun right? Yeah. Right. But anyway, Yaya passed with flying colors. No cavities or issues. Keep up the good work! We left with some stickers and a little triceratops toy that she picked out from the treasure chest.

Happy Yaya showing off her pearly whites

four comments

hisham

She appears to be very happy with dentist visits in general!

hisham (Email ) (URL) - 07-10-’12 20:46
Lil

yay for the girl. sadly i was at the dentist myself over the weekend and i think i may not be able to put off braces for too long more. the wonky alignment is causing problem in nooks and corners i have hard time maintaining good health, even with a combo off floss, interdental brush and single brush-head bristles. bugger.

Lil (Email ) (URL) - 08-10-’12 13:13
sila

yope: she was pretty happy at the dentist, yes. she can’t wait for her next visit in march :-)

lil: oh dear…that’s why i had to have braces on my lower jaw, my four front incisors were stacked 2×2 and were impossible to clean.. good luck, hon!

sila - 11-10-’12 23:08
Nate

Yaya is a very pretty girl. She is brave too for making it through her first dental visit. I think my daughter has the same age as Yaya so I will try to start flossing her, too.:)

Nate (URL) - 19-10-’12 14:06


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