First trip to the Dentist Introduction

First trip to the Dentist Introduction

At McMinnville Dental Group we believe our little ones need a good first time experience. We like to see your children for their first visit between ages 2 ½ and 5 years old. Basically we call their first time to the dental office a “Happy Visit” because that is truly our goal. Your child should just have a great time. We start off the visit with giving them a token for arriving on time to their dental appointment. Your child immediately goes shopping in a toy tower for an item they pick. Then we take them to their special dental operatory, showing them suctions, tooth polisher, gloves, masks and talk about our office. We show them the chair goes up and down, they meet “Mr. Slurpy” “Mr. Whistler” “Mr. Squirt Gun” “Mr. Sunshine” and we blow up gloves like a Turkey balloon or let your child play with water in a cup and letting them slurp out the water with “Mr. Slurpy.” Then we work to them sitting in their chair and going for a ride, polishing a finger nail with “Mr tooth tickler.”

Your child may come for a happy visit every few months until they are comfortable, but our goal is to only go as far as they are letting us. Most kids will let us polish their first few teeth on their first visit and others wait until a future dental visit. They receive tokens for every item they accomplish and we welcome parents to take photos at this visit. Best of all is that your Happy Visit is FREE!

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