Lanie has quite a dental history already at only five years old. We are extra vigilant with her teeth, brushing twice a day, flossing, flouride rinse. She has had a tough road and has some pretty vivid, yucky memories from the dentist's office.
Today was a cleaning. As we drove there, she sat in silence. Then uttered a simple thought on a complex emotion in the best way she knew how:
"Mommy, sometimes when my heart beats really fast, it makes my body want to run away."
She was so nervous. Fortunately, it was a quick cleaning and a few x-rays.