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.
10 April 2015
You want a nicer smile, and you've been considering veneers to get straighter, whiter teeth. Veneers, commonly made of thin porcelain or a composite material, are laid over the original teeth to give them the proper size and fill in any gaps. They can last anywhere from 7 to 20 years before needing to be replaced. But some people suffer from bruxism, or tooth grinding. They grind or clench their teeth together -- sometimes while asleep.
24 March 2015
Many people do not realize how important it is to have their braces well maintained. Many people assume that once the braces are on their teeth, they will fix the alignment of their teeth without any upkeep at all. That is not the case though. Use the following guide to learn a few things about properly maintaining your braces to ensure that you are able to get the straightest smile possible.
5 March 2015
By now, you probably know just how important a good oral hygiene regimen is for preserving your teeth. But keeping your mouth healthy--and especially your gums--may help fend off more than just cavities. If you are interested in learning more, read on. This article will introduce three diseases with links to your oral health. 1. Dementia The link between oral health and dementia has long been suspected. Yet scientists have now narrowed the cause down to a species of bacteria called porphyromonas gingivalis.
25 February 2015
Dental implants come in various forms. For example, there are some that target the lower jaw while others can only be used on you if you have adequate bone density. Here is an overview of two popular forms of dental density: Root Form Also called endosteal or endosseous implants, these are screw-like (they can also be conical or nail-like) artificial materials that are inserted into your jawbone. Root forms come in different sizes, and your dentist will choose the most appropriate for your case depending on the existing bone density, as well as the type of crown you expect to use afterwards.
13 February 2015
Though they are very young in life, statistics show that some 16 percent of kids ages 6 to 19 suffer from cavities. Because of this, you need to make sure that you are doing your part as a parent to help your child develop good dental habits and practices. There are some very beneficial and specific things that you can do to make sure that your child is on the path to positive dental care, which will help them carry these habits throughout the rest of their lives.