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

  • 3 Tips To Prevent Dental Fillings From Falling Out

    28 September 2017

    If you have had a cavity, then your dentist might have repaired your tooth with a filling. Even though fillings are not usually designed to last forever, they can last for quite some time. If you're wondering if there is anything that you can do to help you prevent dental fillings from falling out, consider these tips. 1. Get It Done by the Right Dentist First of all, for best results from your fillings, you are going to want to have them done by the best dentist possible.

  • Is Dry Mouth Causing Your Tooth Decay? 4 Simple Methods To Prevent Dry Mouth And Protect Your Teeth

    1 September 2017

    If you've been suffering from tooth decay that has required a root canal, the problem could be related to dry mouth. You might not realize this, but you need an ample supply of saliva to keep your mouth, and your teeth healthy. After all, it's the saliva that washes away the food particles and bacteria from inside your mouth, between your teeth, and below the gum line. If you've got a problem with dry mouth, you could be at increased risk for continued tooth decay and additional root canals.

  • When To Immediately Get In To The Dentist

    12 August 2017

    While you may already see your dentist a couple times a year, there may be times when you want to get in to see them before that next scheduled appointment comes around. Here are some valid reasons for making an extra appointment: You find out you are pregnant If you have just found out that you are pregnant, then you'll want to get in to see an obstetrician who will take care of your prenatal needs throughout your pregnancy.

  • How To Extend The Effects Of Professional Teeth Whitening Between Dental Visits

    1 August 2017

    Teeth whitening kits that you buy from the pharmacy do a decent job of whitening, but the effects are very short-lived. A professional whitening by your dentist is far better and safer, but it only lasts so long too. While the professional whitening effects will remain for weeks to months afterward versus the few weeks of a kit, you can still extend the effects of the professional whitening to avoid redoing the process between dental visits.

  • Considering Braces For Your Teen? Debunking 4 Common Myths Regarding Braces

    7 July 2017

    From traditional metal or clear braces to orthodontic aligners, there are many treatment options available to restore crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. Unfortunately, a large portion of people worry that braces are not ideal for their dental needs or their lifestyle. Considering many already struggle with self-esteem issues, your teen may not want to wear braces to repair their teeth or bite. Assuring your teen that orthodontic treatment is essential for the health and appearance of their smile is helpful.