S: Going To the Dentist Compliments of North Shore Pediatric Dental Associates
FC: Going to the Dentist
1: Welcome to North Shore Pediatric Dental. This book will teach you all about what to expect at your first dental visit. We can't wait to meet you!
2: This is our waiting room. Make sure to check in at the front desk. Here you can play while you wait for your turn. We will call your name when it is time for your dental visit to begin!
4: Come back and sit up in the big, comfortable dental chair. You can make the chair go up and down and lay all the way back if you want to. We will put sunglasses on you to keep the bright light out of your eyes and place a bib around your neck to keep your shirt nice and clean. Time to take the chair for a ride and turn on our light!
6: We wear glasses, a mask, and gloves to protect us from teeth germs. A mirror and counter is used to look around the inside of your mouth and to check for sugar bugs. Lets practice counting on your fingers first. Open wide like a lion and let's see how many teeth you have!
8: You can pick one of our yummy toothpaste flavors to brush your teeth with. We will show you our tickle toothbrush that spins round and round on your fingers, so that you can see how soft it feels. Now we can use it to polish your teeth to make them shiny and clean.
10: This is our water squirter to give you a splash of water in your mouth. Next comes our silly straw Mr. Thirsty that will drink up all the water and toothpaste bubbles. If you want we can practice catching bubbles in a cup before you try inside your mouth!
12: We will use our mirror and scaler to make sure that all of the crunchy bugs have been cleaned off of your teeth. Next we will use the silly string floss to clean in between your teeth. Now let's wait for the dentist to come check your sparkly teeth!
14: Open wide for the dentist. Here comes the mirror and counter again. While the dentist counts your teeth we will type notes about your teeth on the computer. Time to paint on the fluoride vitamins to make your teeth strong!
16: Sometimes we take special pictures of your teeth called x-rays. These x-rays will show us if there are any sugar bugs hiding in between your teeth that we can't see with our own eyes. First we will put an apron on you. Next we will ask you to bite down and smile big for your x-ray picture. Now we can see your teeth up on the computer screen!
18: We are so proud of you for doing such a great job at your dental visit! Now you can pick out a prize and a sticker. We will give you a dental goody bag to bring home with a new toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste. Keep up the good work brushing and flossing at home. We can't wait to see you back next time!
20: A big thank you to Dr. Lisa Campanella and her staff for making coming to the dentist such a fun and positive experience! Created by Kayla Cournoyer, RDH & Lisa Campanella, D.M.D. Pictures of Meredith Cash, Star Patient
21: Make sure to check out our website to learn more about our office. www.northshorepediatricdental.com On our website you can meet all of our staff members and find answers to some of the questions you may have about your child's first dental check up. Don't forget to check out our kids zone for some at home dental fun!