Teaching Your Children About the Dentist
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Teaching Your Children About the Dentist

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.


Teaching Your Children About the Dentist

2 Essential Oils to Ease Swelling after Getting Facial Botox

Alfred Kelley

As you get older, your skin will sag and the lines around your eyes will become more apparent. Facial Botox is designed to temporarily improve the appearance of your skin and smooth out any lines. While the procedure is typically painless, it can result in some swelling and inflammation. The swelling will make the injection area appear red for the first few hours or even days following the procedure. While this appearance is only temporary, you may still be interested in getting rid of it as quickly as possible. Luckily, there are a couple essential oils that can help you do this.

Oregano Oil

Oregano may not be the first natural remedy that comes to mind when you are thinking of ways to reduce facial swelling. However, oregano is not just used for cooking. The herb is also a favorite for easing bruising and swelling. The herb is crammed with anti-inflammatory properties that help to promote healing in areas that may be irritated. You can use the oil by diluting it using a carrier oil. Fill a quarter cup with either olive oil or coconut oil and heat up the oil in a microwave. Once done, add ten drops of oregano oil and blend the mixture into your injection areas using your fingertips. Use a circular motion to ensure that the oil is completely massaged into your skin.

Cilantro Oil

Cilantro is another herb that is used in cooking. However, cilantro has a number of medicinal properties and can either be ingested or administered topically. One of the herb's best qualities is that it is filled with anti-inflammatories. These properties can be used to ease swelling following your facial Botox procedure. Heat up a few drops of cilantro oil in the microwave and dip your fingertips in the mixture. Apply the mixture to your skin and lightly dab it onto your injection sites. Avoid applying too much pressure as this can aggravate your swelling even more. Repeat this process twice a day until the swelling disappears. It is best to apply the cilantro oil immediately following a bath. This will allow your skin to absorb the oil much easier.

Recovering from a facial Botox procedure should not be difficult. Unexpected swelling and irritation can make the recovery process feel long and drawn out. Now you can use these tips and ask a professional like those at Cazes Family Dentistry LLC about other ways to help get your swelling under control as quickly as possible.