We take the girls to a pediatric dentist and they've always been SOOOOO amazing with Zoya, and were equally as great today with all 3 girls!
This was Zoya's 4th visit, but her first really successful visit! We took our trusty old headphones, which helped her a lot. We've also been reading a book about going to the dentist every day for the past couple of months. I've been brushing her teeth laying down twice a day and playing dentist with her for the past few months as well. We've been doing a lot of things to help Zoya's anxiety (I'll do another post on all of that another time)....and we were so thrilled to see her have such a successful visit!
Mila was the lucky one to ride in the stroller because, hey, we only have so many arms! The dentist just decided to get right down on the floor and leave her in her stroller to examine her...proved to be a very smart move :) She didn't use her "fire whistle cry" even once, which is pretty shocking! Having doctors/dentists/professionals who are so laid back really makes a difference when it comes time for exams!
Sofia has been going through a little "stranger fear" phase, which is a really good sign at this stage of the bonding process! She did great with the dentist and assistant holding her and checking her out while we stood close by! The doctor at the international adoption clinic wanted her to visit the dentist prior to the suggested 2nd birthday visit because her teeth were discolored when we were first home. Thankfully, she checked out great today with no bottle rot or discoloration....you'd be surprised how much a toothbrush and toothpaste helps in a kid whose never had their teeth brushed ;)
|Sofia says "Who are you and what have you done with my mama?"|
We're so thankful when we find specialists who are patient, understanding, and enjoy working with our girls! I'm REALLY thankful we have that appointment under our belts and it was successful for all 3!