Saturday, February 9, 2013

Jeffrey's Pearly Whites

Last Friday, Jeffrey had his very first visit to the dentist! He was so amazing. I'm so proud of him. Everyone was so impressed with his behavior and remarked how mature he was for three! I think the fact that the pediatric dentist we went to was AMAZING. There was no waiting, and the room had toys. The first thing she did was let him pick out his color for a toothbrush (red, clearly, as he'd be okay if that was the ONLY color) and turned on CARS on the TV that was in front of the dental chair. He got to wear his sunglasses to block him from the light, picked out chocolate ice cream toothpaste for the actual cleaning, got a toy car, a t-shirt AND two stickers. Not to mention that the staff was extremely awesome. His mouth looks great- no issues with spacing or cleanliness. His x-rays showed that he has peg teeth in the front (the ones on the sides of the front two teeth) just like me, which leaves him at a higher risk for not having some of the back molars (like me). I did get to see some of his permanent teeth, though, which is crazy to think about. Overall, I was beaming when we left the office. I took the boys to the Children's Museum to celebrate Jeffrey doing so well, and Jeffrey cannot stop telling everybody about it all.

The only problem was insurance. Having such good medical insurance, we didn't even think to check to see if they were on our plan. Turns out, they accept very few insurances. I think we'll get a little back, and, if that's the case, then we will continue to take them there. It's not that expensive, and it's not like you go to the dentist that often. Plus, he won't have x-rays again until he's over 6, most likely. That's what an HSA is for, right?

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