It was last June when she first met the outer space dentistry group. Time for a tune up on her little 20-toothed mouth.
I picked her up from school at noon, and since we had a 1:00 appointment, it was the perfect opportunity to have a picnic by the fountains. Hey, when it’s 80 degrees and beautiful outside in February, you have to take full advantage.
We ate, we chatted, we people watched, and we spotted doggies. After soaking it all in, we greeted the alien at the front of the dentist’s office. She remembered him/her? from before, so the novelty was short-lasting.
After playing on the spaceship and exploring….
….she went up to an older boy of about 6, and asked him to play. She directed him to slide and run back up the stairs. She charmed the socks of this little guy, and he had a hard time saying goodbye when her name was called.
Immediately, she got into the chair and was all ready for her examination. The dental assistants commented that she was seriously the most perfect patient and easier than most adults. In fact, they said that she would be THE GIRL in their next commercial. OK, so I am a bit proud of her.
Dr. Libby was so kind and gave us lots of good advice. Her teeth are quite close together and so flossing is a M.U.S.T! So much for rushing through our dental routine!
Also, she asked me if Tatum sucked anything. Uhhhhh, well, nope! Not a pacifier but um…well, does she suck anything? Oh, yes, those fingers. Well, we must start weening because her bite is a bit off.
So, after a successful appointment with berry toothpaste, flossing lessons, oohing and ahhing over Tatum’s behavior, she got to put a surprise coin in the special coin master which dispenses thrilling toys.
Ahh….a little Barney Rubble face thingy with feet! Good for a couple minutes of fun.
Well, we made it through another dental delight. We left the space exploration with a nap in mind when we returned to our earthly dwelling.