Friday, March 19, 2010

First Trip To The Dentist

Yesterday I took Brody to see the dentist for the first time. Not that we have concerns at the early age of 13 months but his dental health is very important to us. Of course Brody loves the pacifier and I wanted to make sure I knew from a dentist when would be the best time to remove that crutch. All and all Brody's teeth are developing nicely, he does have a slight "jet" on his two front/top teeth due to the binky, but the dentist said as long as we kick the habit by 18-24 months that this is reversible. We talked about Baby #2 and Dr Raether highly recommended that we transition Brody off his binky before baby arrives. He recommends 3-4 months ahead of time so in June we'll make that transition, by slowly snipping off the tip of the pacifier so it no longer "works". In addition, we had only been brushing Brody's teeth at night but we need to do it in the morning as well, another task to add to the routine! (I took my camera but there were no opportunities for photos! I didn't think it would be appropriate to ask the assist to photograph the event!)

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