I work as a clerical assistant in a pediatric dental office, and I am commonly surprised by the number of children who are scared of the dentist. Many kids think that cleanings will be painful, and they believe they will be scolded for eating sugary foods. Children are also extremely frightful of the noises made by the water spraying tools and the suction devices. As adults, we know that dental cleanings are easy and free of pain. We need to impart this knowledge to our children so they know not to fear the dentist. I have provided blogs that will help you speak with your child about dental care. Good communication, trips to your own dentist, and online videos can assist you. So will good brushing techniques that will make your child proud to see the dentist. Enjoy my articles so you can help your child build oral care confidence.
22 May 2019
When you visit a dentist, one question you should be prepared to answer is about the types of medications you are taking. Dentists care about this because medication can affect a person's oral health, and one such medication is birth control pills. Taking birth control pills is something that may be vital for you, but it is important for you to understand that this medication may affect your mouth. Here are several things to understand about the correlation between birth control pills and oral health.
24 April 2019
If you are unhappy with your smile, your cosmetic dentist may suggest that you consider porcelain veneers. Unlike bleaching, porcelain veneers are shells that are affixed to your natural teeth to hide imperfections. They are very durable; however, patients need to meet certain criteria to ensure that veneers are the right treatment option for them. Here are the criteria your cosmetic dentist may want you to meet prior to your procedure:
25 March 2019
Root canals instill horror in a lot of people's minds and hearts, but the reality is that there's nothing to be scared of. Root canals can actually be quite beneficial to your oral health, and come with major benefits over alternative treatments that achieve the same goal. Here's what you can look forward to when you have a root canal. No Pain Root canals don't hurt. That's it! Everyone talks about how horrible they seem, but in reality, you shouldn't expect any pain.
25 February 2019
A full and complete smile is important for a few reasons. While it can help you achieve the appearance you want, a full smile also allows you to speak and chew effectively. Of course, certain conditions may cause you to break or damage one or more teeth, affecting your look and oral health. Fortunately, restoring your smile is possible with dental crowns. Not all crowns are created equal, though. Most patients are surprised by the different materials available.
24 January 2019
A set of perfectly white teeth is associated with good oral hygiene as well as a youthful appearance. While teeth come in varying shades of white, the color should be fairly uniform throughout the surface of the enamel. Unfortunately, too much exposure to fluoride during the early childhood years is associated with problems such as staining, white spots and pitting that can all detract from your smile. These discolorations will also not come off with whitening products due to their intrinsic nature.