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

  • What Tools Does An Orthodontist Use?

    6 September 2019

    If you will be having your teeth straightened by using braces, you may be wondering what all the different tools that will be used by your orthodontist. Here are some common tools used so you can better understand what they are. Banding Pliers Banding pliers will be used to help place the elastic separators between your molars so that a band can be placed between them. The tool will help open up the elastic separators as wide as possible, which thins out the elastic and allows it to be pushed between the teeth.

  • Dental Bridge Problems And How They Can Be Avoided

    18 August 2019

    If you have one or more teeth missing in your mouth and you have decided against the use of a dental implant for replacement, then a bridge might be a good choice. Dental bridges, like any other type of oral appliance, can have their challenges. Understanding a few of them and how to best overcome them can help to ensure that your bridge is successful. Poor Fit Bridges are fairly intricate devices that need to be made with precision to ensure that they fit correctly.

  • 3 Helpful Services A Pediatric Dentist Can Provide To Children

    17 July 2019

    As a parent, it's your responsibility to make sure your child's teeth are healthy and growing like they're supposed to. Part of this regiment involves taking them to see a pediatric dentist. This specialist can provide the following services. Cavity Prevention Education Cavities are perhaps the most common dental issue that children face today. Whether it's because of genetics or poor eating habits, cavities can cause pain and lead to significant structural issues.

  • 4 Tips For Overcoming Dental Anxiety After A Long Break From The Dentist

    24 June 2019

    It actually happens more often than you may think. Someone has anxiety about going to the dentist, so they put off a much-needed checkup. Soon, months turn into multiple years without a visit, and the long break from going to the dentist only makes even more anxious. If this is you, it's time to take action. By actively working to overcome your fear of the dentist and making an appointment, you will regain control of your dental health.

  • Do Birth Control Pills Negatively Affect Your Oral Health?

    22 May 2019

    When you visit a dentist, one question you should be prepared to answer is about the types of medications you are taking. Dentists care about this because medication can affect a person's oral health, and one such medication is birth control pills. Taking birth control pills is something that may be vital for you, but it is important for you to understand that this medication may affect your mouth. Here are several things to understand about the correlation between birth control pills and oral health.