We all know the words and phrases that come out of a child’s mouth can be unpredictable. Children love exploring and learning about the world, which inevitably gets them chatty. Your child doesn’t get to experience a dentist’s office every day, so when they visit with Dr. Meckler, they have roughly a million questions and observations that they just love to talk about. We enjoy treating the children who come to Meckler Pediatric Dentistry, and some of the things they say just can’t go unnoticed. We have put together an anonymous list of the funny things our little patients have said during their dental appointments. Get ready to laugh!
Just a Few Words from Our Patients!
Patient asks mom on the way to the dentist, "Which Dr. Meckler am I going to see, the son or the grown-up?"
Child walking in the front door says, "It smells like teeth in here!"
Child checking in at the front desk says, "Look, I lost a tooth." The receptionist asks, "How did you lose it?" The patient answers, "I bit my brother's butt!" (Mom turns red as a full waiting room dies laughing!)
Dr. Gary walks in to check a patient that has formerly only seen Dr. Joe, the dad. The patient says, "Who are you?" Dr. Gary replies, "I'm Dr. Meckler." The patient answers, "I want the REAL Dr. Meckler!"
Dr. Gary asks a patient, "What grade are you in?"
Patient says, "1st grade."
Dr. Gary, "How do you like 1st grade?"
Patient, "It's a little tricky."
Dental assistant asks a patient, "How do you like school?"
Patient, "I'm not sure yet; but if 2nd grade is anything like 1st grade, it's going to be a nightmare!"
Numb patient tells Dr. Gary after procedure, "I feel like I swallowed you for lunch!"
Dad tells a patient to wait because they can't leave until they pay. Child says, "Why do we have to pay for something that didn't feel so good?!"
Child remarking about Lucy, the office dog, "There's a dog here, and she doesn't even clean teeth or anything!"
"Can you pause the movie 'til I come back next time?"
"They work on teeth good here!"
Dr. Gary to patient, "Would you like a sticker and a toy?"
Patient, "No, how about a car?"
Patient to dental assistant that has her hair highlighted, "I like the stripes in your hair!"
Patient to Dr. Gary, "These bands feel weird."
Dr. Gary, "You're weird!"
Patient, "No, you're weird; I'm annoying!"
Patient to Dr. Joe after he finished putting a crown on her tooth, "I'm so proud of you!"
Dental assistant, "What grade are you in?"
Patient, "I'm supposed to be in 6th, but I'm only in kindergarten."
When a parent was checking in, we asked whether or not anything had changed for them, and the child answered, "My teeth have gotten a tiny bit dirty."
Patient on the way out the door, "I just got my teeth cleaned; I don't need to brush them anymore!"
Dr. Gary, "How did you get so pretty?"
Patient, "It's because I have special stuff in my hair!"
Mom is checking out after her son just had stainless steel crowns. The other son says, "I want to get some silver cavities, too!"
Dr. Gary starts to work on a patient who says, "Wait a minute! Is that an evil tool of darkness?"
Dr. Gary trying to calm a patient says, "Don't worry. It's going to be a piece of cake!" When they're done, he asks the patient whether or not he wants to have a sugar-free sucker to get rid of the bad taste in his mouth, and the patient says, "No. I want my piece of cake!"
Dr. Gary tells a patient she has cavities, and she says, "What's up with that?"
Smile At Meckler Pediatric Dentistry
We hope you had a great laugh reading the silly things our patients have come up with during their visits at Meckler Pediatric Dentistry. Maybe you even saw something your child said to Dr. Gary! We enjoy educating children about healthy habits for their teeth and listening to what they have going on in their busy little lives. Whether it is a talk about the 2nd grade, or educating them about “bite-wings” not “bat-wings,” we love being a part of their journey to happy and healthy smiles for life. If you have questions about any of our children’s dental services, please reach out to our team, and we will gladly answer them and set your child up with an appointment. Our convenient location in Albuquerque allows us to serve patients from Rio Rancho, Bernalillo and other local communities. We hope to see you and your child soon!