Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lincoln's First Dental Visit

On May 27th (just after turning 18 months old) Linc had his first visit to the dentist! You never know how that will go...on Noah's first visit he alternated between locking down his jaw or screaming, so it was more of a "familiarization visit" for him. However, Lincoln was much more chill. We let him and Lincoln climb up into the chair and lay back. I kept waiting for Lincoln to get upset, but he and Noah just laid there and watched the tv on the ceiling.

I had to laugh at all the orange...I didn't even mean to coordinate both boys in orange, it just turned out that way. Then we got to the doctor's office and I realized that all the office staff wears orange too, ha! Anyhow, the boys were so cute laying there together giggling at the show.

Even when the dental assistant started messing around in his mouth, Lincoln didn't flinch, so we decided to go ahead with a cleaning...

...not only did he not seem bothered with the teeth cleaning, but he seemed to like it!

The only time that Lincoln seemed to be concerned was when she'd stop cleaning to put more cleanser on her instrument. She kept asking him to say "aahhh", and I like how toward the end of this clip Lincoln finally catches on and says "AAAHHH!"


Not even one protest when the dentist came in and did an exam either! Way to go, Linc! It was actually fun to take them to the dentist.
The dentist & his staff were all really friendly. And, after the appointment, they let both Noah & Lincoln pick a couple toys and take a sugar free sucker. We all left smiling & Noah asked how long until we get to go back. I love that dentist's office.

5 comments:

Sylwia Lipinska Hardman said...

my kids like the dentist too. they seem to go out of the way to make it a good experience these days. we are lucky to be living in this day and age in a great country like America...

Heather said...

lol :) such cute boys holly. hope all is well with ya....

The Josher said...

I loved this post! I hope your Uncle Dave gets a peek. I'm impressed they made it past his beloved "bink-bink!" The photos of Noah and Lincoln together are so cute! Love it.

The Nielsen Family said...

Very cute. This was a good post for me because it helped me see the bonuses of a pediatric dentist (at least I am guessing it was a pediatric dentist). I took Carter a little bit ago to my dentist and she didn't do anything to cater to him and it was a pretty unsuccessful trip.

The video was very cute.

Karin said...

Evan still hasn't been to the dentist! I feel like such a bad mom! Are you supposed to take them at 18 months? Well, hopefully when he does go, he'll be as good as Lincoln. Considering he freaks out at haircuts, though, I bet he'll freak out at the dentist...

Oh, and so sorry to hear about the bout with swine flu! I'm really hoping that doesn't hit our household. Yuck!