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

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Most Common Dental Crown Materials

    25 May 2016

    Dental crowns used to remedy issues like decay in the tooth and dental pulp can come in a variety of different materials. Patients are often uncertain which material is best. You should discuss all of the options with your dentist before your dental crown implant procedure. Some materials are better than others depending on factors like the location of the crown in the mouth, the desired longevity of the crown, and the necessary strength of the crown.

  • Over The (Molar) Hill: What You Need To Know About Dental Health In Your Middle-Aged Years

    10 May 2016

    You may think that the most important time in life to take special care of one's dental health is during one's childhood years, when dental habits are formed and permanent teeth grow in. But while dental health is certainly crucial at that age, adults in the middle of their life – somewhere between the ages of 40 and 60 – have their own set of concerns that they should pay special mind to.

  • Hidden Danger: What To Know About Dental Abscesses

    20 April 2016

    A dental abscess is so much more than just a sore place in your mouth. If you are experiencing pain and swelling in your mouth, don't dismiss it as a minor problem; dental abscesses can cause serious injury, and in rare cases, death. To learn more about the dangers of dental abscesses, read on. What is an Abscess? The main cause of a dental abscess is bacteria, which enters an area of the gums through a damaged or decayed tooth.

  • 2 Reasons Dental Implants Fail And How To Prevent Them

    8 March 2016

    A dental implant is used as a tooth replacement device. The implant, which is a rod made of biocompatible metal, is placed inside the jawbone of the patient. Over the course of about 2 to 4 months, the dental implant becomes stable within the bone. A healing process called osseointegration causes the cells of the jawbone to fuse with the implanted rod. Even though the implant is as stable and secure as a natural tooth's root once osseointegration has occurred, there are still instances in which a dental implant can fail.

  • Four Dental Specialists, What They Do, And Why It Should Matter To You

    25 January 2016

    Visiting a dentist today is not anything like it was just a century ago. For one, your barber is not your dentist anymore, and two, many dentists now specialize in various fields of dentistry. The following four dental careers highlight dental specialists, what they do and why it should matter to you. Dental Public Health Specialist These dentists choose to focus on numbers (e.g., the number of people that regularly see a dentist, the number of health epidemics affecting oral health, etc.