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.
16 June 2015
One of the many highlights of parenting is witnessing your child lose his or her first baby tooth. The event usually provides you with a great story to share with them when they are older, but it is also a great sign that your little baby is growing up. What do you do, though, if the tooth does not fall out on its own? Here are three steps to take if your child loses their baby tooth by accident.
27 May 2015
To say people put off going to the dentist is one very obvious understatement. Type in "I haven't been to the dentist in X years" in any search engine. The results will reveal scores of message board, blog, and social media posts from people noting they have not been seated in a dentist's chair for 5, 10, 15, or even 20 years. Sadly, these people are not only neglecting their teeth, they are missing out on an opportunity to learn about serious health problems a dentist checks for during the session.
22 April 2015
Dental crowns are designed to give teeth extra protection, but they run the risk of cracking or chipping if not cared for. Even though your crown is secured using dental cement, it is still susceptible to damage over time. The best way to make sure your dental crown lasts as long as possible is by following these tips to taking care of it. Avoid Sticky Foods If you have a dental crown, you should avoid eating sugary candy, gum, and caramel.
15 April 2015
Following dental implant surgery, it is important that you follow all of your dental surgeon's recommendations. Implant failure could result if you fail to do so. Here are some of the most common reasons that implants fail, and what you can do about them. Infection The dental implants procedure is surgery and because of this, there are risks. The possibility of developing an infection is just one of those risks. Just like with other surgical procedures, there are things you can do to avoid infection.
10 April 2015
You want a nicer smile, and you've been considering veneers to get straighter, whiter teeth. Veneers, commonly made of thin porcelain or a composite material, are laid over the original teeth to give them the proper size and fill in any gaps. They can last anywhere from 7 to 20 years before needing to be replaced. But some people suffer from bruxism, or tooth grinding. They grind or clench their teeth together -- sometimes while asleep.