4540 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle WA 98105
3150 W Government Way
Seattle WA 98199
Below is a list of terms we prefer to use in our office. Over the years, Dr. Kim has found these words help children feel much more comfortable, and less anxious. These special terms help children have a positive visit.
Thank you for helping us provide quality dental care for your child and make each visit a positive experience!
|Instead of…||We prefer to say…|
|Radiographs or x-rays||Tooth pictures|
|Poke with explorer or sharp instrument||Tooth counter|
|Suction||Mr. Thirsty or Thirsty Straw|
|Fluoride treatment||Tooth vitamins|
|Laughing gas/Nitrous Oxide||Happy Air|
|Give a shot or use a needle||Spray sleepy juice|
|Mouth prop||Tooth chair or pillow|
|Use a rubber dam||Keep the tooth dry with a raincoat|
|Clamp||Tooth hugger or ring|
|Drill the tooth||Polish the tooth|
|Fillings||Paint or polish|
|Pull or yank the tooth||Wiggle the tooth|
|Impressions||Tooth prints or play-doh|
*If your child has questions about an upcoming appointment, please do not overwhelm him/her with too much information. Simple answers are best, such as:
"The dentist is going to clean the bugs off of your tooth!" and "the dentist will make your tooth smooth again!"
We always reassure our patients by communicating with them during the procedure. We will help them with anything he/she needs.
*Please feel free to ask us if you have any questions. We look forward to a fun and lasting relationship with you and your child!