Remember the last time I took the kids to the dentist? It obviously has been more than 6 months since the last visit. We went during fall break so it was not busy which is always a bonus.
|Watching a show in the waiting room.|
|Amelia going 1st with Dr Markham.|
|The boys playing with Sunglasses while Amelia has her turn.|
|A happy smile for no cavities!!|
|And of course, finished off a visit with balloon swards and a horse.|
And now for my PSA reguarding Pediatric Dentistry:
When Amelia was three she was forcing her jaw forward, especially when she smiled. While Dr Markham was checking her bite and jaw, he felt what she was doing and said that she needed a mouth piece to correct it. When debating about the necessity of the device, he explained that the kids that don't get a mouthpiece/help to correct their bite while they are young, will need to have their jaw reconstructed, wired shut while it heals, and a full set of braces to correct the way the jaw grew. Less than 6 months with the mouth piece and the problem with her bite has been corrected since.
Pediatric dentists know their stuff- and with a bit of luck you will find one that is exceptional. It is totally worth it to hunt one down to take your littles to. Find a good pediatric dentist for your kids. It could make all the difference. The end.