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.
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.
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.
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.
25 January 2016
When was the last time you let your dentist clean your teeth? If you can't remember, it's been too long. You might think that the only reason you need your teeth cleaned by your dentist is to keep them white. However, that's incorrect. There are actually several benefits to having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year. Take a look at four reasons you should have your teeth professionally cleaned.
6 January 2016
Porcelain veneers are a great option for people who want straight, white teeth without having to deal with the wait associated with braces or the chemicals associated with teeth whitening. Veneers are definitely an investment, so it is important to know how to care for them properly so that they can last as long as possible. Listed below are four tips for caring for your porcelain veneers to keep them in tip-top shape for years to come.