Obviously before the therapy we couldn't imagine bringing him near one- this coming from the fact that he was terrified of new situations, sensitive to be touched (he used to scream endlessly while getting his hair cut) and also sensitive to certain loud noises (just last weekend he spent half of of the time watching Night at the museum 2 covering his ears). Actually brushing his teeth was quite a challenge too as he would never open his mouth wide enough so we always ended up blindly brushing his teeth as we couldn't exactly see his teeth with his mouth closed shut over the toothbrush stick!
For this first time we thought we'd just make him sit on the chair to get a feel of it and to only get his teeth checked. Which lo and behold we are proud to inform that he was completely fine with! Well we did give out loads of information beforehand to prepare him of course.
Look at him happily sitting on the dentist chair ready for his check up!
Do I look cool in these sunglasses mama?
Waiting for the chair to recline back which at first he still got quite nervous about!
Open wide Raiyan! We were surprised to find out that he got 3 permanent molars already! The dentist said that it's quite early since he's not even 6 yet.
Seeing how he seemed fine with just getting his teeth checked out, the dentist thought that he could try going one step further to scale and polish his teeth! Though there was a bit of hesitation at first, but alhamdulillah soon after he was sitting quietly with his teeth scaled away! Look closely! His teeth is actually being scaled- yikers! He's braver than me!
He really didn't like the taste of the polish so of all things that he chose to refuse just now was to rinse his mouth with the mouthwash cause he was scared it would taste the same as the tooth polish. So we gave him water instead but the poor thing has no idea how to spit the water back out! He just did the spitting 'action' with nothing coming out as he's swallowed the water already! It was sad (that he still doesn't know how to spit) and funny at the same time!
So I guess some of you may be amazed at how brave Raiyan was. Altogether I'd have to say that he really did surpass my expectations with how brave he was. But at this juncture I have to confess to there being one catch- the dentist was none other than pweshes babah himself! Hehe! I'm sure that factor helped a lot! :-)
But overall Congratulations Raiyan!
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