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

  • A Guide To Preparing Your Child For The Growth Of Permanent Teeth

    27 January 2021

    There's a lot to be excited about when raising a child. From the baby's first steps to their first spoken words, parents look forward to these milestones. However, the growth of permanent teeth often confuses the parent and child. Some parents remove their children's primary teeth too early, while others let them grow on top of each other.  Primary teeth start showing at about 6 months. These teeth are softer, more delicate, and only serve a temporary role.

  • 4 Ways New Dental Auxiliaries Can Save Costs On Medical Supplies

    4 December 2020

    If you are a new member of your dental office's auxiliary staff — such as an assistant, receptionist, hygienists, etc. — you may be surprised to learn that you have a lot of say when it comes to the office's medical supplies. While your dentist may have their preferred products, one of your duties may be purchasing and restocking inventory. Here are four ways to save costs for your office while still getting high-quality medical supplies.

  • 5 Reasons To Choose Porcelain Veneers Over Composite Veneers

    28 October 2020

    Two of the most effective cosmetic treatments in cosmetic dentistry are composite veneers and porcelain veneers. Both of these treatments can cover up imperfections, and both can provide some stability to teeth weakened by wear and tear. But when it comes to durability, attractiveness, and longevity, there is only one winner — porcelain veneers. Here are five good reasons to choose porcelain veneers over composite veneers. 1. Composite Veneers Are Weaker

  • Dealing With Deep Gum Pockets

    10 December 2019

    When you go in for your annual or bi-annually cleaning, your dentist or hygienist will likely measure the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth. When gum tissue is deeper than a few millimeters, you could be at risk for gingivitis and gum disease. Read on to learn more about why gum pockets are a problem, what causes them, and how to treat the issue. Why are Gum Pockets a Problem?

  • What to Expect When You Get a Dental Implant

    13 November 2019

    People can lose a permanent tooth for many reasons, such as an accident, oral disease, or severe decay. While there are several dental restoration methods for missing teeth, dental implants have become increasingly popular. The dental implant procedure is a permanent method of tooth restoration designed to last for many years. Opting for a dental implant over other forms of restoration for a missing tooth can also help preserve the health of your jaw.