Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jackson Goes to the Dentist

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.

Jesse: Jackson had his first dentist appointment scheduled for 7:20 this morning. He was excited to get up and get going. Our hygienist was exceptional and explained everything very clearly to Jackson. He had his teeth counted (he has 20), scraped, brushed, flossed, and lacquered with fluoride. Jackson was totally laid back and complacent the whole time. The hygienist let him pick out three items from the treasure box for being an exceptional patient.

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!


  1. It's so nice to know that Jackson's first trip to the dentist was a success. I guess you couldn't go any other way with that kind of enthusiasm for health and hygiene being cultivated at such an early age. Just look at his adorable smile. Hahaha! I hope that he keeps that up. Thanks for sharing that, Bonnie! All the best to your family!

    Anita Campbell @ Throgs Neck Dental

  2. Yeah, it looks like everything went well perfectly. Good thing that the dental clinic went through a thorough process of keeping your kid at ease and explaining the details of it. While a good dental experience entails cooperation, it has to be initiated by the dentist. Cheers!

    Jon Mack @ Gentle Dental Online