Friday, May 6, 2011

News From the Dental Front.

So, Brynlee and I did a celebratory dance at the dentist office today.  No cavities!!  We jumped up and down, spun in circles and high fived all the dental staff.  It was a big day for everyone involved.  And we celebrated with a trip to the park without time limits, a prize from the toy department and dinner served on the ‘You Are Special’ plate.  She is now officially a member of Dr. Mike’s No Cavity Club and her cute little picture proudly hangs on his dental office wall to prove it.

If I were to write a top ten list titled The Most Painful Experiences as Brynlee’s Mother labor and delivery would come in second and dental visits would top the list.  And rightfully so, she’s not what I would label a superstar dental patient.  But in all fairness she had an awful initiation into the dental world. 

Long story, short:  we picked a nasty pediatric dentist; we’ll call him Dr. Horrible.  {If you live in my town and want to know where NOT TO SEND your children for their dental needs, let me know.  I’d love to share.}  Dr. Horrible was, well . . . horrible.  He wasn’t good with children.  He was threatening and had no patience.  Plus, parents weren’t allowed to go back with their kids and he restrained Brynlee without getting my permission.  Add that to the fact that Brynlee was not a superstar dental patient and a dental nightmare was born.   

Luckily we found Dr. Mike, an angel of a dentist {who also has the patience of a saint and a killer sense of humor} to replace Dr. Horrible.  And the last six month he has worked on regaining Brynlee’s dental trust while REDOING the work that Dr. Horrible had done.  {Which makes my blood boil.  Do you want to know what sucks for a girl who has a fear of dentists?  Getting three cavities filled.  Wanna know what’s even worse?  Having to get them done twice because the dang dentist did a horrible job!} 

Anyway, today she had no cavities and it feels so good. 

And also, Jace had his first dentist visit.  He rocked!  Well, if you consider riding in the dental chair, spraying your mom with water and picking a prize and a new toothbrush rocking, then he rocked.

7 comments:

Erin said...

Your poor daughter, I can't imagine having to deal with a horrible dentist! She totally rocks for no cavities now though! What a superstar! Your children are so precious! So glad to hear the good news!

Natalie said...

I can't believe Dr. Horrible is even a dentist for children...it's like if you don't like kids then don't be a children's dentist!

Jessica said...

Yeah Brynnlee . . . when did you get bangs?

Jami said...

I am so happy for you Brynn! I need to go the dentsit and I am pretty sure I HAVE a cavity! JAce your little tummy is adorable! I wish my tummy was that cute.

Kimberlee said...

Natalie: Amen. My thoughts exactly.

Jessica: She's been begging for-ev-er for bangs. She kept asking if she was big enough for her bangs to grow now that she turned five. I finally gave in and cut them for her.

Erica said...

Woo hoo to no cavities! Woo hoo for an awesome pediatric dentist. So important!

vanessa said...

I had an awful experience with my own Dr.Horrible when i was a child! I absolutely hate when dentists/doctors/teachers/other professionals don't know how to deal with children, or even care enough to try! Luckily you found a great dentist! Your babies look so happy! :)

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