Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Baby to Adult Teeth

Jonah went back to the Dentist for his checkup and cleaning this week.  Since his last visit he lost a baby tooth and also has 4 permanent molars. I recall having seals put on my teeth as a child and when I mentioned it to Kelly he thought it sounded like a good idea.

So, at Jonah's appointment this week, he endured an additional 30 minutes of someones hands in his mouth in order to seal and protect those lifelong teeth.  He was such a trooper!  I was so proud of him.  He didn't complain and kept opening his mouth on command.  (The Vegetales cartoon on the screen definitely helped.)

We've been going to Stansell Dentistry in Brier Creek and they do a great job with the kids.  I like that we now have a dentist where we can all go and feel comfortable.


As an aside, my brother in law posted this picture on his facebook page of an example of what a child's skull looks like before their adult teeth come it.  It is very interesting but equally creepy, so don't click on this if your sensitive. Honestly, I found it a tad disturbing and couldn't get the image out of my mind for a good 30 minutes, so it is not for the faint hearted.  For those brave souls, here it is!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holy molars, Batman!

-- Samantha

Glenn Koehm said...

Your kid is more than a trooper, he's a miracle! Most kids can't even endure the SIGHT of the dentist's office, how much more to stand a procedure! As for your in-law's picture, all I can say is YOWZA!!

Hi! I'm Shanna. said...

Let's hope his lack of dental office phobia's continues - although his adult teeth are not looking very straight. Could mean non-fun dentist trips in his future, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

Re the photo of the toddler skull - it did help to know they did have to chisel away some bone in order to see all that - not sure why that seemed less freaky! LOL