He didn’t freak!

Today was Monsta’s first trip to the dentist.  I have been talking about it all week.  I figured the more prepared he was the better.  This morning, he told me he didn’t want to go but I kept saying that it was no big deal.  I told him that afterwards he would probably say, “I wanna do that again!”  (typical Ben phrase).  Well, we went.  My fingers were crossed.  I asked him if I could bring the camera so I could post the pictures of how brave he was on the blog.  He said Yes.

Here we go:

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There were legos to play with and books to read. 

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Hanging with David.  So far…so good.  A bit of worry setting in.

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David was great support. 

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We are called in and he listens very carefully to Dr. Mark.

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He lets Ben hold the instruments to get comfortable.  He was really great at explaining before doing.

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He practices on Ben’s fingers so he would know what it will feel like.

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The mirror thingie went in – no problem.

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He let him touch how soft the gloves were and showed him the mask.  I thought that might be a breaking point but he still held strong.

 
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He wasn’t so sure about being laid back in the chair.

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Definitely nervous but not cracking. 

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Feeling how the toothbrush will be.

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You can see he wasn’t to psyched about this part.  Two tears popped out of his eyes but I gave him the I love you sign with my fingers and he did it back.  I held his hand and he swallowed hard and let the Dr. conitnue.

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Time for the flouride.  They brushed it on his teeth.  So different from when I was little.  Remember, sitting forever with those plates filled with flouride.  Yuck!

That was it!  He made it through!  He got a toothbrush and pirate stickers AND got to pick a special surprise.  He chose a triceratops (his favorite dinosaur).  We left the office and as he jumps around outside he says, “I wanna do that again!” 

 

I love him.

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