Monday, March 2, 2009

First Visit to the Dentist

We went to the dentist right after a birthday party last feb.15, 2009. Basil and I had our cleaning. When it was Sage’s turn, he bravely sat there and asked dentist so many questions. The dentist was surprised that it was his first visit since it was rare to see a child’s teeth without any cavity at all. She was even more surprised to learn that you started brushing by yourself when you turned 3 ½ yrs old. Here are some of the things we learned during our visit:

a.) We don’t have to put too much toothpaste. Small amount is enough.
b.) After brushing our teeth, children don’t have to wash off the toothpaste anymore. Toothpaste has fluoride which protects the teeth and makes them stronger. No effect to adults anymore.
c.) Children don’t need mouthwash yet.
d.) Dentist confirmed that electronic toothbrush is better than manual toothbrush.

What was his comment? “Going to the dentist isn't as bad as I thought it would be.”

And Sage went home happily with stickers.

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