First Dentist Appointment

April 17, 2011

Getting her teeth cleaned.

Last Monday, Mishy had her first dentist appointment. She looked forward to it because a friend, Clara, had recommended her dentist, Dr. William Pratt in Santa ┬áMonica, who is known for being gentle and personally cleans his client’s teeth.

Swishing the water in her mouth to spit.

We brush her teeth twice a day and sometimes even more. It is a game to brush Mishy’s teeth. She likes to eat the toothpaste. We use Weleda children’s toothpaste and ┬áKids Spry Tooth Gel, because they both don’t contain any harmful chemicals and are safe, if eaten. At the appointment, my husband asked Dr. Pratt if she needed flouridated toothpaste. A dentist he had met at a drugstore said our daughter did. Dr. Pratt said children get plenty of flouride in the foods they eat and it is unnecessary to give them toothpaste with flouride in them.

Getting ready to have her teeth flossed.

Her teeth after her first professional cleaning and flossing.

Details:
Dr. William Pratt
http://www.healthgrades.com/directory_search/physician/profiles/dr-md-reports/dr-william-pratt-dds-a84b0ca6.cfm
Weleda Children’s Tooth Gel
http://www.vitacost.com/Weleda-Childrens-Tooth-Gel-1-78-oz
Spry Kids Tooth Gel
http://www.xlear.com/spry.aspx
(Full disclosure: I do not benefit in any way by offering the links.)