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 September 2017
If you've been suffering from tooth decay that has required a root canal, the problem could be related to dry mouth. You might not realize this, but you need an ample supply of saliva to keep your mouth, and your teeth healthy. After all, it's the saliva that washes away the food particles and bacteria from inside your mouth, between your teeth, and below the gum line. If you've got a problem with dry mouth, you could be at increased risk for continued tooth decay and additional root canals.
12 August 2017
While you may already see your dentist a couple times a year, there may be times when you want to get in to see them before that next scheduled appointment comes around. Here are some valid reasons for making an extra appointment: You find out you are pregnant If you have just found out that you are pregnant, then you'll want to get in to see an obstetrician who will take care of your prenatal needs throughout your pregnancy.
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.