we talked it up big time. she promised she would be big. but when it comes down to it, she flipped out just a bit. when they called her name to come back, she froze. she wouldn't budge. she had to be carried out of the waiting area to the little room where the dentist would come check out her teeth. all along she kept asking me if the dentist was a boy or a girl. i was sure it was a boy, but i tried to blow off the question as much as i could. but we went step by step what the dentist would do and how she would get a fun treat at the end.
the time came. we sat in the room with the dental assistant and she told my sweet girl yet again what the dentist would do. the BOY dentist came in, snapped on his blue gloves, and went to work. he was actually very good with her and talked with her before he even touched her mouth. she sat in my lap and laid back onto his knees. all he did was brush her teeth and put a little polish on them. all i can say is that he is amazing because he did a good job brushing through her screaming and jaw clinching. she wanted no part of it. it took all of 2 minutes. but that was 2 minutes of screaming as loud as she could.
later in the evening she told me "i sreamed because it was a boy dentist. if it was the girl dentist i wouldn't have screamed at all." now she tells me.