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

  • Your First Dental Filling: What You Need To Know

    15 May 2017

    Very few people are lucky enough to go their entire lives without needing at least one dental filling. Therefore, if you have recently been told you have a cavity, don't panic; dental fillings are among the most routine procedures you can have done at your dentist's office. Before your appointment, however, there are some things you should be aware of to help you prepare. You May Need Additional Anesthetic The amount of local anesthesia needed to completely numb the area around the tooth can vary greatly from one patient to the next.

  • Have Rheumatoid Arthritis? You Need To Pay Attention To Your Gums

    5 May 2017

    If you have rheumatoid arthritis, chances are the last thing on your mind is what condition your gums are in. However, it might surprise you to learn that there's a connection between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Read on to learn more about this condition and to discover what you can do to improve your oral health. The Link Between the Two If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you actually have a higher likelihood of developing severe gum disease.

  • Answers To Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry

    26 January 2017

    Do you have teeth that could use some work? Are you tired of trying to avoid smiling so that nobody can see your teeth? Having teeth that are in less than ideal condition can be difficult to live with. Fortunately, bad teeth are something that can be treated by someone like Stephen J Vanyo DMD PA with cosmetic dentistry. But before you go to see a dentist about your teeth, there are probably a few questions that you'd like to have answered first.

  • 5 Tips For Treating A Toothache

    26 January 2017

    A toothache can be one of the worst types of pain you experience. When your tooth is sore, it is difficult to concentrate on anything else. While it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible, you sometimes can't get to one right away. Here are several ways you can treat a toothache at home in the mean time: Rinse Your Mouth With Salt Water One of the simplest ways to find relief from a toothache is to do a salt water rinse.

  • 3 Reasons Why Caring for Baby Teeth Is Important

    25 January 2017

    If you are a parent of a child who still has their baby teeth, you may wonder if caring for their teeth is important. This is a common concern, and some parents mistakenly think that these teeth are not important. This view is usually based on the fact that children will lose their baby teeth at some point and get permanent teeth. The following are a few reasons you should make taking care of your child's baby teeth a priority.