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.

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  • Reduce Your Child's Risk of Cavities and Make Teeth Easier to Clean with Dental Sealants

    16 April 2018

    Teaching your child good oral hygiene habits, like brushing and flossing, is the main way of preventing cavities, but your pediatric dentist can perform a procedure to give him or her some extra protection. Dental sealants level out the chewing surface of your child's molars and premolars, making it easier for him or her to fully clean those teeth. This reduces the risk of cavities caused by bacteria hiding in the hard-to-reach pits of the molars.

  • Preventative Dental Care For Children

    17 March 2018

    Preventative dental care is something that you should strive for at any point in life. Preventative dental care services can help you avoid or minimize the effects of enamel loss, periodontal disease, gingivitis, and cavities. Failure to take care of your teeth can lead to the need for painful and expensive dental work, and may even lead to tooth loss. Preventative dental care is especially important for children, since developing good habits early will pay off over a lifetime.

  • Get Straighter Teeth Faster With Accelerated Orthodontics

    15 February 2018

    If you're thinking about getting braces but don't want to spend the next few years wearing them, then there might be a solution. Accelerated orthodontics can sometimes complete the dental treatment in a matter of months rather than years. If this dental procedure is right for you, you may only need to wear braces for a matter of months. This could be appealing to you if you're worried about discomfort or the braces affecting your professional or social life.

  • Potential Problems With Lingual Braces

    23 January 2018

    Lingual braces are put on the back of teeth, unlike the more common style of braces that are placed on the front of teeth. If you don't want your teeth straightening mechanism to be visible, lingual braces are a good choice. However, lingual braces also have their complications, such as the following. Longer Dental Appointments The placement of lingual braces is not easy. The risk of bruising your gums, lining of the mouth, and tongue is rather high.

  • Three Things To Remember When Dealing With Invisalign Changes While Traveling

    19 December 2017

    Sometimes traveling is the most important event that is going on in your life. Whether you have to travel for work or if you are traveling for pleasure, being away means making arrangements for necessary business. Often, this means getting someone to check or forward your mail and figuring out where to park your car long term. Alongside regular business, you will also need to keep up with medical appointments. If you have Invisalign, you will need to continue to get the retainers changed as your teeth change.