Today was Peeper's regularly scheduled dental check-up and it went much better than we'd expected.
The first great thing that happened (for us) is that our favorite dentist, whom we'd been told had moved, is actually still there. It seems that she ran into red-tape issues with getting her license in the state that she was trying to move to, so I don't know if the move is cancelled or just postponed, but at least she was there today. Bummer for her, of coures, but yay for us.
The second thing is that Peeper was incredibly cooperative. This is the first time that they've done the whole shebang, with the metal hook and the rubber spinny thing and the flouride on a brush, and she was just great.
She put on her groovy sunglasses . . .
. . . opened wide . . .
. . . and let them do their thing.
She was even able to answer when given a choice of flouride flavors. (She went with banana.)
The third great thing is that it turned out that the tooth I was worried about (the one upper incisor that's not capped) is fine. I thought it was showing some signs of decay (chalky white along the gumline) but it turns out that what I was seeing is just the edge of the small surface filling that she got in it at the last visit.
The dentist says that her teeth are looking great, and we must be doing a good job of brushing them.
Two of her two-year-molars are in all the way, but the other two still need to come out a bit, so can't seal them just yet. We'll be going back in three months to get that done.
After the appointment, we went out for Mexican food and did our best to undo all our good dental hygiene by ordering Peeper a dessert bigger than her head.
We got three spoons, but none of us actually had room for much of it. I think we should've just gotten a small scoop of ice cream!
Peeper made a valiant effort, but barely got past the whipped cream on top.
When she was finished, she looked at the ice cream and said "Doggy! Doggy! Looks like!"
And she was right!
Do you see it?
Do you see it now? It's a poodle, in profile.
Then she asked me to make a "snowman" out of her lemon.
I think I did a pretty good job, if I do say so myself.