We are lucky because two of the kids in our class have a dentist for a daddy. So after a few days of playing dentist for dramatic play we all went to Emerald Valley Dental Office for a fun filled field trip. All of the kids really enjoyed getting a chance to play with all of the cool dental tools and each took turns getting a check up in the chair. The highlight was picking a prize out of the treasure chest at the end. A big thank you to Dr. Anderson and Dr. Bahen and their staff at Emerald Valley Dental for making our experience so special.
Before our trip we brushed up on brushing our teeth. For science we soaked hard boiled eggs in cola for 24 hours and saw how brown they turned the egg (which we pretended was a dinosaur tooth). Then we all took turns brushing the "dino teeth" until they were clean again. We talked about the effects of soda and candy on our teeth. We also made model teeth out of cut up soda and propel bottles and used twin to link them all together to look just like teeth. We then used shaving cream as tooth paste and practiced brushing. So fun....and so messy!
Riley was one of our best brushers!
Doesn't Robert look like a child on a dental add for perfect smiles! So cute!
Pretty teeth Camryn!We found out that she is special because she has an extra tooth!
Having fun with tools!
Elizabeth was so funny. She was nervous when we first got here and kept saying "I don't want to brush my teeth!" She warmed up after awhile and loved playing with this light tool.
Kai was the only one brave enough to get his picture (Xray) taken.
All the class waiting for the Xrays to come up.
Look at Kai's teeth!
Even Blakely got to come. She loved the assistant chair.
Yay...Treasure! Who doesn't love picking prizes?