Monday, July 05, 2010

just going to the dentist


We’ve been reading this book to Jboy for several weeks in preparation for today… his first ever dentist visit.

I’ve been pretty apprehensive about it, as there have been times when we haven’t taken as good of care of Jboy’s teeth as we should have. Turns out I was right. :( More on that in a second.

Jboy did so well! He didn’t seem scared at all during his cleaning & the hygienist even talked about how brave he was being. Everyone in the office was wonderful & made sure I knew I could take as many pictures as I wanted. I took full advantage of that:

Waiting for the cleaning to start.
Such a brave boy!
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Open wide!
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Lookin’ good with my newly cleaned teeth!
A little unsure before the x-rays.
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Big boy!

So, back to the bad news. Jonathan has 11 cavities! Ack!!! I was so embarrassed & felt like such a bad Mommy. I know it’s not true, but in that moment, I felt about 1/2 an inch tall.

Four of the cavities are really bad and need some major attention, so we’ll become well acquainted with the staff over the next few months. They’ll also become well acquainted with our pocketbook. Holy heck, Batman! Even with insurance it’s going to be like $1800 out of pocket.

Needless to say, we’ve learned our lesson & will be super diligent from here on out. 


Anonymous said...

I'm glad he was able to have Mr.Owl with him. That probably helped alot..
Lessons learned the hard way usually last longer...

Kimberly said...

It is probably not completely your fault about the brushing. JUICE is the worst thing for teeth!! If Jonathan drinks a great deal of juice...then start "watering" it down or simply give him water. It was easy for us to buy the flavored water for the kids. It was an easy transition and they did not miss the juice after a few days.

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