Kids Korner

Bippo Lingo!

h-pediatric5.jpgTickle Stick – Disclosing solution on a cotton swab that helps us see where the patient needs to brush better.

Mr. Thirsty – A suction or vacuum that drinks up all of the toothpaste.

Magic String – Dental floss.

Tooth Muscles – Fluoride varnish.

Tooth Bugs, Cavity Bugs or Sugar Bugs – Tooth decay.

Tooth Mirror – Small mouth mirror.

Tooth Counter – Explorer that is used by the doctor to find cavities.

Pictures – X-rays of the teeth.

Happy Air – Nitrous Oxide or laughing gas. The happy air comes from our "Bippo the Hippo Nose" and helps your child relax while his or her tooth is being put to sleep.

Sleepy Juice – Our anesthesia used to numb your child's tooth. We never use words like “shot” or “needle.” We simply squirt sleepy juice all around the tooth and explain to your child that they may feel tiny little pinches around their tooth as it drifts off to sleep. If they are really quiet, they may hear the tooth snore!

Tooth Raincoat – A rubber dam that isolates the tooth we are working on, keeping it dry and keeping all the cavity bugs from falling into the child's mouth while Mr. Whistle blows them away.

Tooth Ring – A small clamp that hugs your child's tooth and holds their tooth raincoat on.

Mr. Wiggle – Our high-speed dental handpiece that whistles really loudly and blows all of the cavity bugs out of the child's tooth.

Mr. Bumpy – Our slow-speed dental handpiece that bumps all around the tooth and tickles the cavity bugs away.

Coloring Pages!