Monday, September 27, 2010

The Little American's First Visit To The Dentist Chair


Hello everyone!
My Dad wanted me to share with you, his readers, my first experience to the Dentist office. Although I have been to this office a few times with my parents, it was only for their appointments. If I was quiet and behaved I sat in the room with them and watched. I have to say, I was a bit cautious watching my Dads lay helplessly while someone I just met, wearing a mask over their nose and mouth, strange glasses that remind me of goggles and rubber gloves, stared into poor Papa's and Daddy's mouth. Usually, I get excited about things I see older kids or grown ups do and I just can't wait to have my turn... this was not one of those things.

Here I am in the lobby, a little nervous with butterflies in my stomach, waiting for my name to be called.

After a few short minutes, I was escorted back to one of the rooms and asked to make myself comfortable on a brand new chair that was still wrapped in plastic. The hygienist was very pleasant. I was still worried because I remembered the evil witch was pleasant before she showed her true colors. She had her back to me and seemed to be reaching for a metal object. By now, I was growing a bit suspicious. What was she going to do to me? I called to Papa to see if he was seeing the same thing. He assures me it was okay and that I would be alright.

Seconds later, 2 other people with masks and gloves entered the room and began to whisper to the hygienist! I couldn't quite make out what they were talking about and that made me even more nervous.

I turned to Papa and said " I want to go home". Again, Papa looked at me with a smile and told me nothing bad was going to happen and explained what the hygienist was about to do to me.

She turned and introduced me to "Mister Thirsty". Papa had already briefed me on the suction tool and its purpose. I preferred the hygienist's term, Mister Thirsty. She was very gentle and nice. She even kept checking up on me to make sure I was okay. Unfortunately, every time she asked me how I was doing, I had something in my mouth that made it hard to answer. Finally, she gave Papa and I the good news that I have no cavities and my teeth are in good health. Yay! Papa was even happier than me.

I got to hold Misty Thirsty and waited for her to signal me to put it in my mouth to suck out the excess saliva and yucky stuff. So far, I was enjoying myself and experienced no pain or discomfort whatsoever.

Here, I'm getting my teeth polished. This part tickled a bit.

A look of relief!! its over and I was given an "A" for being a good first time patient.

After my appointment was over, I sat on papa's lap to give him moral support and to make sure he listened to the hygienist and did everything she asked him to do like I did.

18 comments:

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

That was adorable Julio... He is SUCH a "Cutie"...

Teeth whitening beverly hills said...

What a champ! When I was younger, I was definitely never smiling when I went to the dentist.

Teeth whitening beverly hills said...

What a champ! When I was younger, I was definitely never smiling when I went to the dentist.

Janie's World said...

He was so brave and well behaved. Getting bigger every day and cuter every minute!

Paris Atelier said...

Oh my gosh Julio, he is just a doll. He's beautiful!Congrats on the great trip to the dentist!!! What a trooper :)
Hope all is well my friend. Think of you often!
xoxo
Judith

xinex said...

He is such a cutie, Julio. He does a lot better than me in a dentist's office, lol...Christine

Life with L said...

Julio, That is precious! It's always good to start them young for life long maintenance. He's was a trooper for sure. Linda

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, this is just FABULOUS! He did so well!

When I was a girl, my dentist scared the crap out of me. He used to have to hold me down in the chair!!

Not quite back in the middle ages, but almost...

maison21 said...

what a brave and adorable little man!

Joel Jackson said...

The kid looks very adorable! I'm glad that he had such a great time in the dentist's office. Hope that he would e able to maintain a cavity free set of pearly whites when he grows up.

Last month, my brother also visited a cosmetic dentist. Chicago where we live, has a lot of practitioners that specialize in restoring the teeth. Cosmetic dentistry (Chicago and other parts of the country) is all about resorting to various advanced treatments to achieve that perfect smile. In my brother's case, he did not really take good care of his teeth. Good thing, we have professionals who can still do something to help him have a set of pearly whites.

Thanks for sharing your experience Julio!

Daniel said...

Such an adorable child! A child can actually enjoy going to the dentist if he likes the dentist and the way the office look like. A good dental construction (Chicago area) firm can really make a big difference in making a dental office more beautiful than ever. Dental contractors (Chicago area) prefer to have child-friendly dental offices so that kids wold not get scared and will not get bored on going to the dentist.

Timothy said...

Wow! What a brave boy! You know, I grew up being afraid of the dentist. I wish I could have been as brave as that little kid. Well, I'm not afraid of the dentist anymore. I'm just afraid that my kid would end up being like me. The people here keep telling me something about a friendly dentist in St. Petersburg who's kind to kids. What surprised me is that the kids in the neighborhood even talk about this dentist. Saint Petersburg has a lot of great dentists. They're friendly to their patients, too. It makes you and the kids want to come back to them.

Kristen Marlin said...

Aww.. that's so cute. You were very behaved the entire time. The dentist must've been so relieved to have you as his patient. Congratulations! =)

DrRashti Mah said...

Very brave child & nice chair.


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Gus Eckles said...

What a nice experience for you little guy. Your dad must be really proud. Some dentist looks scary, especially when they put their mask on. But, it is only their appearance. They are truly gentle and nice, especially to kids like you. And they will help you take care of your teeth, so when you grow up, you won't have any dental problems.

Gus Eckles @Dr. Thomas Seal DDS

Susan Horby said...

A good chuckle reading the post. In the waiting room you sure did look nervous. It was great you had the support of papa and the staff were great. Good job.

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