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.
25 February 2019
A full and complete smile is important for a few reasons. While it can help you achieve the appearance you want, a full smile also allows you to speak and chew effectively. Of course, certain conditions may cause you to break or damage one or more teeth, affecting your look and oral health. Fortunately, restoring your smile is possible with dental crowns. Not all crowns are created equal, though. Most patients are surprised by the different materials available.
24 January 2019
A set of perfectly white teeth is associated with good oral hygiene as well as a youthful appearance. While teeth come in varying shades of white, the color should be fairly uniform throughout the surface of the enamel. Unfortunately, too much exposure to fluoride during the early childhood years is associated with problems such as staining, white spots and pitting that can all detract from your smile. These discolorations will also not come off with whitening products due to their intrinsic nature.
27 December 2018
If you suffered with toothaches when you were a child, you'll probably do anything to spare your own child that kind of pain. By helping your child have good oral hygiene for the first few years of life, you can reduce the risk of cavities and toothaches. Young children aren't able to brush effectively by themselves, so while they should brush in order to learn, you'll also need to help to make sure all food is removed from between the teeth.
21 November 2018
Once you complete your orthodontic treatment, you will have a beautiful smile that you can show off to all of your family and friends. That self-confidence that you will achieve will be like nothing else. However, there is one final step in your orthodontic treatment that will assist you in maintaining that beautiful straight smile that you now have: a retainer! Over time, your teeth will naturally shift, and a retainer will ensure that this does not happen.
26 October 2018
The teenage years can be a time of rebellion for many patients. However, making dental health care mistakes during the teenage years is likely to come back to haunt a patient down the road. The teenage years are the best time in life to start developing healthy adult dental care habits. The following are six dental health mistakes teenage patients need to avoid so that they don't experience dental problems later in life: