This post is written from the perspective of Jesse, Jackson, and I.
Bonnie: I knew Jackson's doctor was going to ask if he had been to the dentist during the 4-year well check. Since he's never been, I felt like we should take him before his well check. Jesse called to schedule an appointment a few weeks ago, though there were none available. Jesse got a call yesterday saying there was a time available first thing the following morning. I showed Jackson several videos on YouTube that showed kids' first trips to the dentist. This video was the most informative and helpful. Jackson asked lots of questions and was fascinated.
Jackson: I watched Mickey Mouse on TV. The TV was up top attached to a string. There was a bright light. And I got to wear blue sunglasses with Mario. They count my teeth. I didn't have x-rays. I talked about the dentist to the cleaner. She said, "Are your teeth good or healthy or are there germs or do they fall out?" She said all those things. They gave me floss, toothbrush, and toothpaste. They gave me car, tattoo, and bubbles.
Jackson already has his next appointment scheduled in September. We're all relieved that the first experience went so well!