Saturday, March 17, 2012

First Dentist Visit

This past week, I took Josiah for his first dentist visit.  Thomas had his first visit at 2, and while they are completely different personalities, I thought it would be a good time for Josiah to at least have the experience. 

Thomas went first since this was his third time and he is a pro now!  Josiah watched with some curiosity, but honestly he was more interested in the fish tank than Thomas having his teeth brushed.  When Thomas was finished (and he did fantastic as always!), Josiah was excited to sit in the chair.  Dr. McMurray was already in the room, so he asked Josiah to open up wide & he did open his mouth, but it wasn't very big.  After about 5 minutes of opening his mouth for the dentist and hygienist, he said, "I'm ready to get down now."  He didn't even get his teeth brushed this time and thankfully, they didn't push the issue because they didn't want to scare him. 

If you ask Josiah the best part of going to the dentist:  the prize box!  Since it was such a good experience for him, I don't think he will have any problems going again.  Below are some pictures I took before & during the visit.  Enjoy! 

Excited about going to the dentist!

Ready for his cleaning!

I love this!  They gave him glasses for the "flashlight" in his eyes.

Big brother looking on.