I took Little Ripples to the children's dentist yesterday. She had to have a tooth removed and a filling. She did great when they cleaned her teeth and didn't cry once. They wanted us to schedule a date later in the week to come back to see the specialist to have the actual work done. But she was so miserable I called the dentist back and they agreed to try to work her in today. My husband took her to the appointment today and he said he had to hold her arms down and she just kept crying "But I want to give you a hug."
That's usually her answer if we tell her to do something she doesn't want to do. She'll say, "But I want to give you a hug" to try to distract us. She's a smart little 3 year old.
I'm glad Mr. Ripples took her, I don't know if I could have handled it without crying. It makes me feel horrible. At only 3, I don't know how well she could understand what was going on and why. She must have been scared.
I quit buying juice a few months back when Big Ripples had to have a tooth pulled. I need to get family members and my husband on board. I catch them giving juice, pop or chocolate milk. Not too mention way to much candy and junk. Like really?! Don't offer it and usually the girls will be perfectly happy with white milk. And my children do not need to have more than one dessert in an evening which happens a lot when my parents are around. Since we only live 5 minutes from my parents, they're around a lot. I've had a talk with them before about this, looks like its time for another one.
I don't want our children to keep having dental problems. Its super expensive and just not any fun.