Friday, May 27, 2011
Ben goes to the dentist
Ben had his first appointment with the dentist today. His dentist is Dra. Mariza Custodio who was referred by a family friend. I was very proud of Ben because he was so behaved, and we were lucky daddy Bry took the day off to be with us. I was quite impressed with Dra. Custodio. She was patient, pleasant and knowledgeable. She even gave Ben a toothbrush and a balloon. She also let Ben wear sunglasses and played with a stuff toy to make him more comfortable.
Stuff I've learned, hmmm ....
1. It's good to use toothpaste with fluoride for kids even as young as Ben who don't know how to spit, a thin smear of it on top of the toothbrush will do.
2. Sweets are okay, as long their not the hard ones like candies or gummy bears. Jellies or Yogurts are better
3. For Juices, it's best to let them drink ones with no added sugar to lessen chances of cavities
4. Teething gel may help with the pain, but if it still bothers him, we can give Ben paracetamol
Happy Weekend, Everyone! Don't forget to brush your teeth, hehehe!