This year, The Boy and The Husband were in the weight room while the rest of us went swimming. They showed up at the pool and informed me that The Boy had chipped his tooth with the bar on one of the machines. It was not major but he chipped the corner of his front tooth. We told him we'd get it fixed soon.
He rarely mentioned his tooth and so I forgot about it. Every so often, he'd say "Mom! When are you going to get my tooth fixed?" and I'd remember but the something would come up. Keep in mind, we moved here about a year ago, so we do not have a local dentist yet. I kept meaning to get one but didn't know who took our insurance and all that jazz.
I *finally* took the time to find a dentist (one who came highly recommended, too) and took The Boy to have his teeth cleaned and repaired.
Oh! My! God!
I could not believe how WELL BEHAVED and easy going The Boy was! The Boy is
I don't know what happened when she took those two x-rays because from that moment on, The Boy was the perfect dental patient. He never gagged, cried, whined or anything. He had his teeth cleaned (and, I'll be honest...scraped too). He did not complain about the fluoride until the last 8 seconds or so. He was AMAZING when they put sealer on 4 of his teeth - and did not complain once about having to hold his mouth open all that time. He didn't even flinch when the dentist came in to repair the chip either. He took it like a pro. And...after the sealer was on, he barely complained at all about how it felt. He mentioned it felt weird and he couldn't chomp down quite like normal (which we were told would continue for about a week and then feel perfectly normal again) but only once and that was all. Even the hygienist asked if he could stay the whole day...that she wished *all* her patients could be a wonderful as he!
I am so proud of The Boy...and the dentist did an amazing job on his tooth. It looks as though it was never chipped at all! We do have to be careful, though, because it is weaker and can (and probably will) chip again, so he can't eat one of his favorite foods - apples - without cutting them, but that will be OK!
Now...for The Girl's turn.............I haven't scheduled her appointment yet but I'm fearful it won't go as well! LOL!