When she was finally called back, I could tell she was a little nervous because she was a little on the quiet side. She quickly warmed up to the dental hygienist and told her all about her shoes and that she had an owie on her teeth. I had been talking to her about going to the visit the entire week before and somehow she thought she had an owie on her teeth. The lady was supper nice. Not only did she talk to Vannah about what she was going to do, she also showed her everything and let her touch and feel the tools.
Then the cleaning process and inspection on Vannah's teeth began. Now getting an almost 3 yr old to keep her mouth opened wide is rather a task. Not only did Vannah need to keep her mouth open but so did I. The moment my mouth would close, Vannah would start to close hers as well. It was discovered that Vannah did in fact have an owie. She has a great big canker sore right up in front on her inner lip. They said it looked like it was probably a toy poked her (With three crazy kiddos it is probably not to far off the mark). They also said that her teeth are very clean and that she is doing a fantastic job of brushing her teeth.
Not a surprise to me, Vannah would spend hours and hours each day brushing her teeth if I would let her. Its one of her favorite things to do and she loves her Dora The Explorer toothbrush. And now she loves going to the dentist too.
Just look at that beautiful smile and pearly whites!