With all the trouble I have had with my teeth my parents certainly don't look forward to my dental check ups. Not only is it stressful for me being held down while they pry my small mouth open to take a look but my parents still carry guilt over all my previous dental work which they get to be reminded of at each appointment.
As usual, I love wandering the halls of Primary Children's Medical Center until I am escorted into the exam room and see the dental chair. The whimpering began in earnest and shortly I was hiding behind Mommy's chair in hopes of avoiding what was to come. Despite promises of a new stuffed animal there was no improving my mood and Mommy and Grandma held me down for the exam. To Mommy's complete surprise the dentist said things looked good and considered having we wait six months before coming back. The last time I moved from exams every three months to every six months I ended up losing most of my teeth so Mommy is good with the three month plan for now. In addition to a new stuffed animal (a frog I now call Hopkins after Signing Times) I also got a new blanket and I got to add my name to (drumroll please) the No Cavity Club! OK so when you only have about six teeth and all but two are already crowned it's probably not that amazing that I have no cavities but it was a celebration none the less.
Peyton Nicole Smith