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.
6 January 2016
Porcelain veneers are a great option for people who want straight, white teeth without having to deal with the wait associated with braces or the chemicals associated with teeth whitening. Veneers are definitely an investment, so it is important to know how to care for them properly so that they can last as long as possible. Listed below are four tips for caring for your porcelain veneers to keep them in tip-top shape for years to come.
17 December 2015
If you have a gap in your front teeth, you might feel embarrassed about it. That's a perfectly understandable reaction. However, many women learn to embrace and even love the gap in their front teeth. It's possible that you too can become one of these confident women. Many Celebrities Embrace The Gap Girls with teeth gaps often neglect to take a look at all of the beautiful celebrities that have embraced their gap and rock the look.
29 November 2015
You are probably already aware that opting to replace damaged, broken or mal-formed teeth with dental implants can have a positive effect on your appearance and bolster your self-confidence level. What you may not know, however, is that there are some very good reasons to choose dental implants that go much deeper than just your appearance. If you are trying to choose the right corrective dental option for your individual needs, the following non-cosmetic reasons for choosing dental implants just might help.
9 November 2015
Dental crowns can be fashioned from many different materials, such as porcelain, stainless steel, metal alloy, resin or porcelain-over-metal. Your dentist may suggest a specific type of crown depending on the location, aesthetics and cost of the crown material. For instance, a porcelain crown may be elected for a front tooth or a premolar. However, to minimize your costs, your dentist may suggest a stainless steel crown for a molar that is rarely seen as you speak or smile.
16 October 2015
When you are missing all your teeth, removable dentures may seem like a less-than-ideal solution. Many people fear removable dentures because they are exactly that: Removable. They could come loose at all the wrong times, or start to shift around uncomfortably. All in all, removable dentures may just seem too different from the natural teeth that they're meant to replace. For this reason, many people are interested in full mouth dental implant restoration when they lose all their teeth.