...that if you don't brush your teeth for 2 1/2yrs. that you'll get a mouthful of cavities?
As far as we know, Nadia never had her teeth brushed while in the orphanage and when we first met her I noticed quite a few dark spots on a few of her teeth. I was quite sure that they were cavities but with all of our other appointments and therapies, the dentist appointment didn't happen until just the other day.
"You woke me up early and got me all dressed up for the dentist???"
I purposely planned the girls' dental appointments for the same time because going to the dentist has always been a challenge for Josi. I'm talking the 'hold-her-down, biting, spitting" kind of challenge. I always make sure to plan in a nap for Mom on dentist visit days.
She had finally gotten into a pretty good groove over the last year to the point where she didn't shout "No!" when they called her name in the waiting room. But then they decided to put sealants on her teeth. The first appointment went just fine because Josi didn't know what to expect. However, they decided to seal her teeth over 2 visits and so of course, when we went in the 2nd time we were back to square one and Momma REALLY needed a nap after that appointment.
However, with much prayer and a maturing Josi, her most recent dental visit was ok. I figured it wouldn't hurt, though, to play the "you're the big sister so you have to set a good example and show Nadia how 'easy' it is to go to the dentist" card.
Here they are ready to walk out the door.
I'm happy to say that it looks like I'll have one daughter who won't have to be strapped to a papoose board (I switched dentists after that trick), nor will the dentist have to wear complete protective hand and face gear to keep from being bit or spat upon...hopefully!
She did great!
And of course she was a total hit with her hygienist as well as all of the other gals who got to hold her.
Meanwhile, in the other room, Josi is being the perfect role model to her little sister...cool shades and all!
And, if you haven't guessed from my opening line, it turns out that those spots on Nadia's teeth are some type of stain and NOT cavities! Makes me wonder why we make such a fuss over brushing and flossing!