I am so proud of my little girl. I anticipated this the first dentist visit to be well… a nightmare! But she did SOOOO well! Even though it was her first visit, since I waited until after 3 to take her she actually got the full treatment. This wasn’t just a let’s count your teeth deal, this was a full cleaning!
My daughter (much like myself) needs time to prepare for new things (I have learned from experience). So after booking the appointment, I gave her a special book to help her get ready — The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist. She loved the book, and it soon became one of her favorite picks to read. I HIGHLY recommend this book to get your kiddo ready to visit the dentist. It describes all of the dentists tools and totally reassured K that the dentist was no big deal.
Of course, the appointment wasn’t without a few tears…
But all in all, it was a great appointment.
Thanks to Dr. David Donald and his wonderful staff for making the appointment easy, quick and even a little fun (K got not 1 but 2 treasures from the treasure box!). If you live in the area, I HIGHLY recommend Children’s Dentistry of Longwood for your kids too! (FYI – David is my neighbor and friend, but that doesn’t mean it the recommendation isn’t valid. I trust my kiddo’s teeth to him!)
One AWESOME thing to point out about Children’s Dentistry of Longwood is that it is one of only two practices in town that lets parents back with the kiddos. I can’t imagine K going through this process without Mommy & Daddy holding her hand — how traumatizing!