SaraGrace had her first cleaning appointment with the dentist last week. Unfortunately for her, my fearless little fairy was scared to death. Her brother told her they were going to put drills in her mouth and pull all of her teeth out! So she took a little coaxing to get over her fear.
The first thing she did was find the headphones for the tv. Since they don’t have tv at home, it was a real treat!
Mrs. Sandy was so sweet to explain everything she was doing. After each step, SaraGrace would reply, “And then you’ll be done?” It was really cute!
But she thought she was big stuff when she got to hold and operate the big sucker!
Thankfully she didn’t have any cavities! And she got to pick TWO prizes out of the box. But the highlight of the trip was the following story:
Once we were done, I had to go into the waiting area to pay. SaraGrace was busy twirling her bag of goodies which included a new toothbrush, her very own Sponge Bob toothpaste, some “flost”, and her prizes. As I was paying, a very elderly lady asked, “Did you go see the dentist?” To which SaraGrace replied, “Uh-huh. And I got a new toothbrush, some SpongeBob toothpaste, and 2 prizes.” The lady then asked, “Well, did they clean your teeth?” SaraGrace said, “Yes ma’am. Do you want to smell them?” I nearly died, but nothing prepared me for the rest. The sweet old lady said, “Sure I’ll smell them.” She leaned forward, and wait for it…..SG exhaled a huge breath right in the lady’s face. I felt so sorry for her, but then realized she really messed up when she offered to smell her teeth. But she told her that they smelled so good, and it made SaraGrace’s day (and mine too. Now the lady, that’s probably a different story.)