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.
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.
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.