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 September 2018
Does your child need braces or other orthodontic work? Are you suffering from shock after seeing the price estimates? Braces can be a costly form of treatment, but they can also pay lifelong dividends. They'll help your child be confident in their smile and appearance and avoid serious dental issues later in life. Regardless of the benefits, there's no doubt that braces can be difficult to afford for many families.
5 September 2018
Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, is a common problem for many people. This disorder can not only cause pain and inflammation in the temporomandibular joint of your jaw, but it can also cause undue stress on your teeth. If you have TMJ and you think that your teeth aren't looking as good as they used to, here's why it's happening to you. Abnormal Pressure With temporomandibular joint disorder, there's often an excess of pressure put on one part of your jaw.
8 August 2018
If you've ever been to a dental office for an in-depth cleaning and come away from it feeling like your teeth are more sensitive, you're not imagining it. Teeth often experience more sensitivity after having a cleaning, but it's for all the right reasons. Here's why your teeth could be a little sensitive after getting them cleaned. The Structure of the Tooth It's common to think of a tooth as a single, solid structure made of bone, but that's not actually how it is.
18 July 2018
If you're unsatisfied with the overall look of your teeth, know that there are things you can do to change it. Your dentist has several cosmetic dentistry treatments they can offer that can make a huge impact on your smile. Here are three of them that can do wonders for you. Teeth Whitening Brushing will help keep teeth clean, but it won't help alter the color. Stains that are caused by eating certain foods, oral care neglect, or smoking can cause stains that are very difficult to remove.
18 June 2018
Some children take to braces knowing their smile will be better for it, but some children have trouble adapting to their braces. Helping a child through their time wearing braces is no small task. Knowing what you can do to help your child embrace their braces will help to make the journey smoother for you and your family. Helping With Food Choices One of the main limitations braces can impose is on your child's food choices.