I have to admit that Peppa Pig really does irritate me on occasions, however, I do have to thank her (and George and his dinosaur) for a stress free trip to the dentist.
Dentist trips of the past have seen tears, tantrums and a stubborn refusal to even open mouths but since watching the Peppa Pig Dentist episode Isaac and Eliza it actually took the fear away and they were actually excited about going to the dentist.
We booked ourselves in and thankfully the dentist was running on time so were ushered in almost immediately. Eliza volunteered to go first and was given some strawberry glasses to wear, which amused everyone in the room. The dentist counted her teeth and told her she had four more to come through and congratulated her on her nice clean teeth.
Having seen Eliza getting to wear some funky specs, Isaac volunteered next and was rather pleased with his cool new look.
Isaac was also congratulated on his lovely sparkly clean teeth, but was a little disappointed to learn that none were showing any signs of being wobbly so there would be no visit from Nanny Plum, a.k.a The Tooth Fairy anytime soon.
Next in the Dentist Chair was Kian, who also got to wear some glasses. Although he had lovely clean teeth he was told that he is going to need braces to make some room for his incisors to come down, so we are being referred to an orthodontist for more specialist care.
Then it was my turn – as the kids had worn glasses of course I had to do it too.
If I am completely honest, I really dislike the dentist – not her personally, I just hate the sound of teeth being scraped and having my teeth and gums poked and prodded, but as I had an audience of small people I had to be brave.
I had fantastic teeth with no fillings until I had children, but after each pregnancy I have had to have at least one filling. Thankfully treatment during pregnancy and for the year after is completely free, so now is the time to be seen.
Guess what – I don’t have to have a filling!! I could have skipped out of there if it wasn’t for the fact that I have to go back for a “deep clean” as my gums are slightly inflamed and I have a build up of tartar that normal brushing won’t remove. I have made an appointment for when the kids are at school so they won’t see me wincing and clinging to the chair whilst they scrape the offending tartar away.
The kids emerged from the dentist buzzing with pride that it wasn’t a scary experience, wearing their stickers and clutching some balloons that they insisted I inflated immediately. Now why don’t adults get rewards after treatment?
During my pregnancy with Sebastian I did make sure I looked after my teeth and apart from grinding them occasionally had a good routine. I did find that strong minty toothpaste made me wretch though and wish I had been introduced to Oral-B Pro-Expert Premium Gum Protection toothpaste whilst I was still pregnant.
- Helps prevent and reduce gum problems in 4 weeks
- Helps prevent causes of gum problems
- Helps to slow bacterial growth to protect against gum problems
- Fights tartar
- Reduces plaque
The toothpaste also protects against all the areas dentists check most: cavities, gum, plaque, sensitivity, enamel, tartar, whitening, and fresh breath.
If you are quick, it is also on offer in Tesco with 1/3 off RRP – I am off to stock up!
This post is an entry for BritMums’ #ORALBLoveYourGums Challenge sponsored by Oral-B, promoting healthy gums – something especially important for pregnant women. Get tips and advice on www.oralb-loveyourgums.com.