Connor went for his first dental checkup last week and did great! We've been talking it up and prepping him for the appointment so he knew what to expect. We took him to a pediatric dentist which was totally catered to kids. The staff was super friendly and the office was decked out with Rudolph paraphernalia. Why? The dentists name was Dr. Lesley Rudolph! He climbed in the chair and they handed him sunglasses to block the light and earphones to listen to the movie playing on the ceiling! He didn't even flinch when "Mr. Thirsty" sucked all his saliva out of his mouth. I was impressed.
We asked if the first set of teeth was any inclination as to how his permanent teeth would come in. We were referring to his top 'snaggle' tooth. It is pretty crooked and more in front of the others. Turns out that is an extra tooth! The dentist said only 3 to 5% of the population have an extra tooth in their adult set, and even less in a set of baby teeth. Go figure! According to his x-rays though it doesn't look like he has an extra one in his next set :) Either way she said the first set of teeth doesn't tell you much about the permanent set. We'll just have to wait and see!
|Waiting for his x-rays|