Yesterday I took Caleb to the dentist for his very first appointment. We went to a great pediatric dentist down the street from us where there were so many things to make him feel very comfortable and at home. He had x-rays taken and was very compliant about holding the films in his mouth during the pictures. I was a little concerned that he wouldn't do this, but the dental assistant was so nice and calm and walked him right through it. After the x-rays, the dental hygienist looked at Caleb's teeth and cleaned them. He didn't want to lay down on the table to watch the movie playing on the tv, so I sat on the side of the table and he leaned up against me while she cleaned his teeth. He even let her floss his teeth, something that we have to start doing now. I never even considered that you have to do this for a three year old, but I suppose it does make sense. The dentist then came in and took a look. He said that Caleb's x-rays looked good and he has no cavities but that he was little concerned about how crowded Caleb's bottom teeth are. He will just keep an eye on it and we will have some type of intervention (braces, etc) when it is time. We have always figured that Caleb would need braces, and I have had them and Jes probably should have.
It was a great visit and Caleb is still talking about the fun that he had! We go back in 6 months.