Practice Terminology

Dear Parents:

In order to improve the chances of your child having a 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. These include:

Needle or shot Sleepy juice
Drill Whistle
Drill on tooth Clean a tooth
Pull or yank tooth Wiggle a tooth out
Decay, cavity Dirty spot
Examination Count teeth
Tooth cleaning Tickle teeth
Explorer Tooth counter
Gas Happy air

This will also help you understand your child's description of the operative experience (fillings, stainless steel crowns, extractions, etc.). Our intention is not to "fool" the child - it is to create an experience that is positive. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us build a good attitude for your child!

MARY PAIGE HUXFORD, DMD, PLLC
TAMMI LOCKHART, DMD

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

100 Brandon Road, Suite W
Starkville, MS 39759

Phone (662) 323-9726
Fax (662) 323-9727

Question? Need an Appointment?

Give us a call. We're eager to help.