In order to improve the chances of your child having positive experience in our office, we are selective in our use of words. We try to avoid words that scare the child due to previous experiences. Please support us by NOT USING negative words that are often used for dental care.
|Don't Use||Our Equivalent|
|Needle or shot||Sleepy teeth|
|Drill on a tooth||Wash a tooth|
|Pull, yank, or extract a tooth||Wiggle a tooth out|
|Decay or cavity||Sugar bug|
|Tooth cleaning||Tickle or polish teeth|
|Rubber dam||Rain coat|
|Nitrous gas||Space nose|
This will also help you understand your child's description of their office experience. Our intention is not to “fool” your child; it is to create an experience that is positive. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us build a good attitude for your child!