Thursday, July 24, 2014

the one with 104 teeth and just one cavity

I took all four boys to the dentist by myself this week. {Yes, I'm slightly insane.} For the record, it was far more chaotic than even I anticipated it to be but it was also far more efficient than I anticipated as well, so I'll call it a win.

All four needed X-rays and cleanings. Can I admit publicly that I've been a bit of a slacker when it comes the the whole "every 6 months at the dentist" thing? Am I the only that isn't great at that? Does that make me a bad mom? A lazy one? Or just a busy one? {I'm going go with with latter, as I am not perfect and refuse to beat myself up over things I can't go change.}

Any way, two of the four also needed orthodontist consultants, which our dental office conveniently provides right there, at no charge-remind me again why I have been putting this off?

Fortunately, no one needs braces or major dental work RIGHT NOW. Will someone down the road, maybe. We're keeping our eye on one of the boys-he still has a mouthful of baby teeth so time will tell.
Moose did wonderful. He had the hygienist and dentist cracking up with his mischievous laugh and silly stories.

Everyone in the office gave me grief about the fact that I brought poor Jackson to the dentist on his birthday but we had already rescheduled twice and I HAD to get this appointment in before school started. {For the record, we had his party and I took him shopping all day on Saturday-I will post about that later this week.}

All of the boys were very well behaved. The twins stepped in to watch Moose when I needed to talk with the dentist or orthodontist. I was extremely proud of them.

I didn't hesitate when asked if I wanted to schedule all four appointments at the same time for February 2015.
"Sure, why not?"

In the end, we spent about an hour and half there, 104 teeth were examined, and only one tooth had a cavity. Not a bad day.