Last Thursday I was at Dentist’s control with S. It was his first time at the Dentist’s and everything went quite well… He bit the Dentist only once – lying on the dentist’s chair was a little challenging but as I started singing the lullaby that I sing to him usually when I put him to sleep, he managed to lie still for about half a minute which was enough to get a quick look into the oral cavity. There was no caries seen yet and only a little plaque. In the end S gave a kiss to the Dentist. She told me it totally made her week and we left from there in a good mood.
We are having a little difficult time brushing S's teeth because he wants to keep the jaws closed all the time. That’s why keeping the teeth clean really requires a lot of patience. The instructions for S and parents were: Brush teeth twice a day, don’t smoke, give candies that are sweetend with Xylitol after every meal, avoid sugar and using the same spoon with the child. Next control will be after two years. The city pays for the dental care of children in Finland – also adults get dental care free of charge although the queues are usually quite long.