Ryan went to the dentist a few weeks ago for his first tooth cleaning. I wasn't sure how he would do, sitting still, with strange things in his mouth. But he pleasantly surprised me! He did so well. He sat still the entire time and didn't make a peep. (The cartoon they let him watch may have had something to do with this).
The bad news was that Ryan already had 2 cavities, in his back bottom molars. (Oops. Guess our brushing skills need some improvement) Because Ryan is still a few years away from losing his baby teeth, the dentist recommended having the cavities filled now before they get worse.
I was a little nervous scheduling the appointment, picturing Ryan running out of the room when they tried to drill his teeth. They assured me that some small children do really well and don't even need any numbing or pain relief.
I was so proud of Ryan! He definitely proved me wrong. What a tough little guy.
Afterwards I asked him how his mouth was feeling. His response was "Good!"