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.
24 July 2015
Thumb sucking, finger sucking and pacifier sucking are all natural, instinctive habits for many young children. In fact, some babies even suck their thumbs in the womb. Still, a great deal of parents spend their time attempting to break their children of these habits. While thumb sucking may bring comfort to babies and toddlers, it can also have negative consequences. These tips will help you understand why thumb sucking is problematic for young children, and what should be done about it.
30 June 2015
Developing a cavity in your tooth is a common problem that can strike your teeth at any age. Unfortunately, this is a dental problem that can have major impacts on both your appearance and comfort. While it is usually simple for your dentist to repair this type of tooth decay, you may not be well-informed about the repair options or how to prevent infection from occurring. By learning the following two questions regarding this type of tooth damage, you will be a more informed patient, which will lead to you making smarter decisions and avoiding some complications.
16 June 2015
One of the many highlights of parenting is witnessing your child lose his or her first baby tooth. The event usually provides you with a great story to share with them when they are older, but it is also a great sign that your little baby is growing up. What do you do, though, if the tooth does not fall out on its own? Here are three steps to take if your child loses their baby tooth by accident.
27 May 2015
To say people put off going to the dentist is one very obvious understatement. Type in "I haven't been to the dentist in X years" in any search engine. The results will reveal scores of message board, blog, and social media posts from people noting they have not been seated in a dentist's chair for 5, 10, 15, or even 20 years. Sadly, these people are not only neglecting their teeth, they are missing out on an opportunity to learn about serious health problems a dentist checks for during the session.
22 April 2015
Dental crowns are designed to give teeth extra protection, but they run the risk of cracking or chipping if not cared for. Even though your crown is secured using dental cement, it is still susceptible to damage over time. The best way to make sure your dental crown lasts as long as possible is by following these tips to taking care of it. Avoid Sticky Foods If you have a dental crown, you should avoid eating sugary candy, gum, and caramel.