a few weeks ago we took caleb for his first (gasp! yes he's almost 5) dentist visit. aside from not being able to close his mouth over the plastic x-ray thingers without gagging, the visit went fantastically well. he wasn't scared and said that the dentist cleaning his teeth tickled.
no cavities. phew.
side note: have your kids had to get x-rays? i didn't know that they would do that, i just thought he would get the initial cleaning & exam but the dentist swore that he did this for all the kids...and said that he couldn't really tell if caleb had cavities or not because he didn't get the x-rays.
so he said we had to go back in 6 months and try for the x-rays again. (is it just my cynical attitude thinking that he wants to get more moolah out of us?)
i don't know where he got this from, but every time caleb brushes his teeth he looks in the mirror and says,
"how are my pearls, mom? do you like my pearls?"