DD’s second visit to the dentist went well. She was very behaved and quite excited to see the dentist and have her teeth cleaned. A very curious little girl, her questions were never ending. In the waiting room, she was just playing with the kids toys quietly-asking me questions once in a while. She did not mess up the toys either. When the staff called her name, she immediately stood and walked right into the patients’ room.
I was informed by the pediatric dentist ahead of time that cleaning of teeth will be done on the second visit. I wasn’t able to schedule DD’s first visit to the dentist until she was 2. I think she already has the understanding why she has to have her teeth checked and cleaned. Well, actually, she is also looking forward to the goodies she will be getting after the check-up. She is excited to get a new toothbrush and toys.
It is very important that young kids know how to take care of their teeth to prevent tooth decay. Proper tooth brushing and flossing should be taught. With toddlers, adult supervision is advised. Soft bristles on toothbrush and flouride-free toothpaste is recommended under 3 years of age. I am very keen on age-appropriate toothbrush for my little one.
After the dentist appointment, we had lunch at Chic-Fila. The fast food restaurant has an indoor play area and I let DD play there for an hour and then we head home.