Chrissy Teigen took her three-year-old daughter to her first dental visit this week and things look like they went swimmingly. (Chrissy’s also mum to one-year-old Miles with her husband, John Legend.)
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve heard plenty about Luna’s love of treats and lollies – and especially Pocky which she calls “spocky”.
Now the Lip Sync Battle star is taking the logical next step. She’s shared some footage from the dentist’s office showing daughter Luna sitting on her grandmother Pepper’s lap. The wee girl is earnestly brushing the teeth of a toy crocodile, under the watchful eye of the dental hygienist.
As the grown-ups cheer Luna on and chat to her about her dental habits, the little girl carefully cleans the croc’s pearly whites. It looks like a relaxed, happy and fun visit. The perfect first taste of what going to the dentist entails.
“So proud of my Toons at her first dentist appointment!!” a possibly relieved Chrissy captioned the video of the tooth-brushing Luna on Instagram.
Let’s face it; going to the dentist can be an unfamiliar experience for littlies. A positive, educational experience is a brilliant outcome.
Unfortunately, this optimistic vibe was a little too much for some people on Instagram.
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It’s a competition
Some people were very quick to assess this situation and decided that three was much too old for a first dental visit. They were quick to pipe up in the comment section with their competitive, low-key shading chatter.
“First?” one follower posted. “They made us start at 6 months.”
“What age do they start over there? My daughter started seeing a dentist at a year old.”
No doubt some parents began taking their children to the dentist while they were still in the womb, too.
“Was waiting for this”
Of course, Chrissy is no stranger to this sort of negativity.
She can scarcely breathe without someone criticising her, so why would sharing a trip to the dentist escape criticism too?
“Was waiting for this,” Chrissy replied in the comments section in response to the parent police. “U guys never fail me.”
Thankfully CT can shrug this sort of chatter off, and she has developed quite the thick skin when it comes to followers’ jibes. Still, imagine how brilliant Instagram would be if people left their negativity at the door and remembered the old “if you can’t say anything nice …” adage. Sigh.