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.
14 September 2016
Your dentist has probably explained to you the basics of how cavities form in your teeth. There are bacteria that live in your mouth that convert the sugars you eat to acids, and when those acids sit on your teeth for too long, they wear away your enamel, leading to cavities. Acidic foods don't even need to be converted – they can wear away the enamel directly. You can reduce your risk of cavities by reducing the exposure your teeth have to sugary or acidic food and brushing away food particles and bacteria.
26 August 2016
Dental implants not only improve your smile, they mimic the feel and efficiency of natural teeth. Below is a description of three types of dental implants, as well as three reasons to consider going the implant route. Three Types of Dental Implants Dental implants are used to replace individual teeth as well as for bridges, partial dentures, or full dentures. Individual Teeth Replacement Individual implants look very much like natural teeth.
5 August 2016
Black spots on the teeth can be frightening to see at first, because for many the first thought is decay. Fortunately, the actual cause of most black spots isn't decay but a type of bacteria called chromogenic bacteria. This bacteria reacts with iron in your saliva to create a black stain on the teeth. The following guide can help you understand and remove the bacterial stains permanently. How the spots form
21 July 2016
Receiving a dental crown can be a common option for helping to strengthen and restore a damaged tooth. Unfortunately, this can be a restorative procedure that many patients have little knowledge about, which may make it difficult for them to understand what getting a dental crown will be like. If you need a dental crown, you may benefit from having these few questions answered. How Long Will It Take For Your Crown To Be Completely Placed?
4 July 2016
As a dental implant replaces a lost tooth, it also helps to protect your oral health. Here are a few ways that the installation of a dental implant can help protect the health of your teeth and gums: Spacing Not only does the dental implant fill in the large gap left by a missing tooth. It also helps prevent irregular dental spacing that could make it difficult to clean your teeth properly.