Thursday, June 23, 2011

No cavities!

Parker went to the dentist for the first time about six months ago but that was just an initial visit where they just looked at his teeth and counted them. This week he went to the dentist for his first official cleaning!
Before we went he had to take a dose of prophylactic antibiotics (because of his heart, we do not want an infection!). Teeth cleaning is a leading cause for heart infections in patients with heart defects or transplant material in their heart (like Parker's shunt). So, we want to take every precaution we can.

He was such a big boy when it came time to get his X-rays!

And he loved the frog chair!

The tech said we would see how he does and TRY to clean his teeth. Well, he did amazing! He just laid there and watched the cartoons playing on the tv mounted to the ceiling.

They cleaned, scraped, poked and flossed.

The dentist came in and poked some more with that scary dentist tool!! Parkers teeth look great and no cavities. The only issue is that his baby teeth have no spaces or gaps between them (most kids do, to leave room for permanent teeth). He showed me the X-ray and Parkers big teeth are huge and take up the space of two baby teeth! Those teeth are going to be crammed in there. Poor little guy got my height and my teeth!! It's bad when the dentist prepares u for braces when your child is 3 1/2!!

Overall it was a great visit, And parker LOVED the spongebob toothpaste in his goody bag!


Ed Hochhalter said...

Having zero cavities is certainly great news for anyone! Good job and congrats to Parker for a successful cavity-free cleaning! It's one of the best things you can get during those important visits to the dentist.