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.
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.
20 May 2018
Having fear or anxiety when going to the dentist for a checkup or a dental procedure is more common than you may realize. In fact, it's estimated that between 9 and 15 percent of Americans avoid the dentist to their fear or anxiety. If you are someone who has fear or anxiety regarding the dentist, there are a few things that can help. Sedation dentistry is one of those things. Here are three things that you should know when it comes to sedation dentistry.
16 April 2018
Teaching your child good oral hygiene habits, like brushing and flossing, is the main way of preventing cavities, but your pediatric dentist can perform a procedure to give him or her some extra protection. Dental sealants level out the chewing surface of your child's molars and premolars, making it easier for him or her to fully clean those teeth. This reduces the risk of cavities caused by bacteria hiding in the hard-to-reach pits of the molars.
17 March 2018
Preventative dental care is something that you should strive for at any point in life. Preventative dental care services can help you avoid or minimize the effects of enamel loss, periodontal disease, gingivitis, and cavities. Failure to take care of your teeth can lead to the need for painful and expensive dental work, and may even lead to tooth loss. Preventative dental care is especially important for children, since developing good habits early will pay off over a lifetime.
15 February 2018
If you're thinking about getting braces but don't want to spend the next few years wearing them, then there might be a solution. Accelerated orthodontics can sometimes complete the dental treatment in a matter of months rather than years. If this dental procedure is right for you, you may only need to wear braces for a matter of months. This could be appealing to you if you're worried about discomfort or the braces affecting your professional or social life.