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.
9 November 2015
Dental crowns can be fashioned from many different materials, such as porcelain, stainless steel, metal alloy, resin or porcelain-over-metal. Your dentist may suggest a specific type of crown depending on the location, aesthetics and cost of the crown material. For instance, a porcelain crown may be elected for a front tooth or a premolar. However, to minimize your costs, your dentist may suggest a stainless steel crown for a molar that is rarely seen as you speak or smile.
16 October 2015
When you are missing all your teeth, removable dentures may seem like a less-than-ideal solution. Many people fear removable dentures because they are exactly that: Removable. They could come loose at all the wrong times, or start to shift around uncomfortably. All in all, removable dentures may just seem too different from the natural teeth that they're meant to replace. For this reason, many people are interested in full mouth dental implant restoration when they lose all their teeth.
21 September 2015
If your spouse is reluctant to go to the dentist, there might be a few tricks you can pull to get them to their appointment. Dental health is important, and if your spouse won't look out for themselves, anything that you can do to encourage this the better. Here are four things that you can do to finally get your spouse to the dentist. 1. Pave the Way If your spouse is primarily putting off the dentist because they don't want to deal with the hassle, you can help by doing the legwork for them.
21 September 2015
If you have a missing tooth, you have multiple dental options available to you. You can replace the missing tooth with a dental bridge, dentures or with a dental implant. Here are the top three signs that of these options, dental implants are the right option for you. #1 You Find Dentures Uncomfortable If you have multiple missing teeth, and already have a set of dentures, you could still be a good candidate for dental implants.
5 September 2015
If you have suffered a cracked or chipped tooth or simply have one that has decayed over time, you are at some point going to be seeking advice from your dentist on how to fix the problem. While the cheapest option may be just to yank the tooth out, this could be something you will regret later on, as you only have one set of natural, adult teeth. One cosmetic option that your dentist might suggest instead of extracting the tooth is to go with the installation of dental crown.