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.
27 August 2015
If you are thinking about entering the dental profession but you are not interested in becoming a dentist, you might want to consider going to school to become a dental hygienist. Before you make a final decision, you might want to take a few moments to review the following benefits of working in this type of position. Many Opportunities For Employment Unlike dentists who have to run their own practice or await an opening at a dental office somewhere, a dental hygienist should be able to find employment just about anywhere.
10 August 2015
As a person who wants to make the most of your dental care, there are some very critical pieces of advice that you can follow in your regular life. Good tooth and gum health lead to good digestive health, which leads to excellent nutrition for lifelong health. For this reason, you should get a handle on your oral health care and follow the advice laid out below. Follow these tips and reach out to a family dentistry practice, like Barnstable Dental Associates, for the best ongoing care possible.
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.