Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Jack at the dentist

We took Jack to the dentist yesterday for his first ever visit, and it went great! Our dental assistant explained that the first 2 visits for a kid Jack's age is really just to get them to feel comfortable with the experience. They did a super quick cleaning, flossed 1 tooth to get him used to the feeling, and then the dentist took a 1 minute look.

I was pleased see that we use the same toothpaste at home as they do at the office - Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry with fluoride.

Our dental assistant rocked, and let Jack play with all the "stuff". She said that most kids won't even sit in the chair, let alone touch anything, so she was uber impressed with Jack. She was so impressed with him, that she sent in other dental assistants to "check out her 16 month old star patient". It may have just been something they do to every kid to make the parent's feel special...if so, it works. HA!

She was great and let him play with the sucker thing. You can see it in the video below...which unfortunately was shot sideways and I can't flip it.

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Jack hanging out with Sue getting some schooling on the various tools:


Jack channeling Hunter S. Thompson:

He did so well that she let him pick a stuffed animal AND a sticker! The bear's name is "denty" because we're not creative in naming his toys.

I think he was so comfortable at the dentist, because we read him this book for about 3-4 weeks leading up to his visit. I got it at the library, and I think it helped because he knew what to expect, etc.

3 comments:

Shay Brannan said...

He is so stinkin' cute! And, you should feel like special parents, most kids don't behave as well as him!! Thanks for listening to your old neighbor and taking him in early! No cavity bugs for Mr. Jack! :-p

Connie said...

Wow what a star Jack is! That last pic though...looks like he's getting high on a "hookah"?

Scullyhoyy said...

Love him! He is too darn cute, Yay Jack!