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.
23 October 2017
Losing a back tooth does not seem as big of a deal as losing a front one. However, the back tooth is far more important than you might realize. If you have a tooth missing in the back, here is what you need to know. Why Are the Back Teeth Important? Most people will do everything possible to make sure a front tooth is replaced. With a back tooth though, there is not as much urgency.
28 September 2017
If you have had a cavity, then your dentist might have repaired your tooth with a filling. Even though fillings are not usually designed to last forever, they can last for quite some time. If you're wondering if there is anything that you can do to help you prevent dental fillings from falling out, consider these tips. 1. Get It Done by the Right Dentist First of all, for best results from your fillings, you are going to want to have them done by the best dentist possible.
1 September 2017
If you've been suffering from tooth decay that has required a root canal, the problem could be related to dry mouth. You might not realize this, but you need an ample supply of saliva to keep your mouth, and your teeth healthy. After all, it's the saliva that washes away the food particles and bacteria from inside your mouth, between your teeth, and below the gum line. If you've got a problem with dry mouth, you could be at increased risk for continued tooth decay and additional root canals.
12 August 2017
While you may already see your dentist a couple times a year, there may be times when you want to get in to see them before that next scheduled appointment comes around. Here are some valid reasons for making an extra appointment: You find out you are pregnant If you have just found out that you are pregnant, then you'll want to get in to see an obstetrician who will take care of your prenatal needs throughout your pregnancy.
1 August 2017
Teeth whitening kits that you buy from the pharmacy do a decent job of whitening, but the effects are very short-lived. A professional whitening by your dentist is far better and safer, but it only lasts so long too. While the professional whitening effects will remain for weeks to months afterward versus the few weeks of a kit, you can still extend the effects of the professional whitening to avoid redoing the process between dental visits.