We use age appropriate terms to describe our procedures.

Kid Friendly Term and Matching Instrument/Procedure

  • Jelly = topical anesthetic
  • Tooth pillow = bite block
  • Astronaut nose/ elephant nose = nitrous oxide
  • Sleepy Juice= Anesthetic
  • Princess tooth/ Superhero tooth = crown
  • Mr. Thirsty/ straw = suction
  • Sugar Bug = Cavity
  • Flash light = curing light
  • Tickle brush = prophy cup
  • Whistle brush = high speed handpiece
  • Bouncy brush = slow speed handpiece

We ask that you avoid using words that could generate fear, such as “needle” or “shot”, “hurt” or “won’t hurt” and “don’t be afraid”.