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Please BE CAREFUL with your words:

Please read below for some important information about your child’s first visit:

Don’t say,” it won’t hurt” or “don’t be afraid”, or “Be a big, tough boy or be brave”, because those very words can make someone think that there IS something to fear. Really, the less that is said, the better for the child. We explain things as we go and try to make it gentle and fun for the kids. Today, with modern fluoride, air abrasion, the wand 2, and dental sealants, in addition to early prevention and education, kids just don’t experience what the generations before them have experienced. Let’s give them a good start and make it really FUN!!

Here are some buzz words and their substitutions:

Please don’t use these words Please use these words
Shot or needle Sleepy Juice
Drill Mr. Whistle or Mr. Bumpy
Pull /Yank a Tooth Wiggle a tooth out
Decay or Cavity Sugar Bug
Drill on a tooth Wash a tooth
Examination Count the teeth
Tooth Cleaning Tickle the tooth
Explorer Tooth Counter
Rubber Dam Raincoat