Thursday, March 11, 2010

First trip to the dentist

We knew before traveling to bring Claire home that we would most likely be spending a fair amount of time with her at the dentist. Children's teeth are not a priority there and unfortunately Claire's 7 years of no dental care and no fluoride has taken its toll.

To my surprise she did wonderfully at her first visit. I was only hoping they could look in her mouth and come up with a treatment plan but she let them take all x-rays, polish her teeth and put fluoride on! And just as we assumed, we will be spending a lot of time in the waiting room while Claire is having dental work done. She has 7 teeth that need to be fixed, ranging from simple fillings to extractions and spacers. I just wish I could snap my fingers and have it all done for her.


  1. That picture of Claire in the dentist chair is so cute! Sorry she has to have so much done. We need to get Elijah into the dentist, too. His teeth do not look so good.

    Janet, Kevin, Ted, Philip, and Elijah

  2. OUCH! We took Lily Kay yesterday for her first visit - THIRTEEN cavities! Poor girls!