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.
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.
7 July 2017
From traditional metal or clear braces to orthodontic aligners, there are many treatment options available to restore crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. Unfortunately, a large portion of people worry that braces are not ideal for their dental needs or their lifestyle. Considering many already struggle with self-esteem issues, your teen may not want to wear braces to repair their teeth or bite. Assuring your teen that orthodontic treatment is essential for the health and appearance of their smile is helpful.
15 May 2017
If you are currently pregnant, you probably feel overwhelmed with all the changes happening to your body. One area you will also need to pay attention to is your oral health. Pregnancy can make you more at risk of developing certain conditions, and you need to stay on top of them before they turn into serious issues. Sore or Swollen Gums Your body will have more blood than usual in it, and the blood will travel to unexpected places.
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.
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.