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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.

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Three Things To Remember When Dealing With Invisalign Changes While Traveling

Alfred Kelley

Sometimes traveling is the most important event that is going on in your life. Whether you have to travel for work or if you are traveling for pleasure, being away means making arrangements for necessary business. Often, this means getting someone to check or forward your mail and figuring out where to park your car long term. Alongside regular business, you will also need to keep up with medical appointments. If you have Invisalign, you will need to continue to get the retainers changed as your teeth change. Here are some ways to keep up with Invisalign changes with your dentist while traveling.  

Buy mouth mold kits

One of the first things that you will need to do is purchase mouth mold kits that will last you for the time that you will be away. If you ordinarily change your Invisalign every two months and you will be away for four months, you should bring two mouth mold kids along with you. When it is time for you to change your Invisalign, take a mold of your mouth. You can ship this mold to your dentist to let them know what the mold of your next Invisalign will need to look like. 

Ask for snapshot checkups

Although you may be able to get your new Invisalign molds shipped to you, your dentist will need updates on the state of your teeth and how the Invisalign is working. For this reason, you should talk to your dentist about performing checkups via web. This can include you taking clear photographs of the front and sides of your mouth to determine if teeth are progressing as they should. Your dentist may also be able to video chat with you for a checkup, to ensure that the Invisalign is working out and that you get any necessary questions answered. 

Set up shipments of mouth care products

If you are traveling to other countries, it is possible that you will not have United States standard toothpaste, mouthwash, and oral care products available on hand. If your dentist is particular about the products that you use to take care of your teeth and Invisalign molds, you will need to make sure these remain on hand. Set up care packages to be sent to you at regular intervals so that you never run out of oral care products. Always having the proper mouth care items means that your Invisalign tooth straightening results will never be put in jeopardy.  


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