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.
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?
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.
16 October 2019
Visiting the dentist on an annual basis is so important for keeping your teeth in the best health, but it's easy to put it off simply due it to not being the most pleasant experience. If you've been avoiding visiting the dentist for any number of reasons, it's a good idea to find some motivation so that you're able to get your teeth cared for and improve your overall health.
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.
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.