Missing Teeth: Replacing Them is Easier Than Ever

I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!

Child Nervous About Their Dentist Visit? Try These Three Things

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Do you have an upcoming appointment scheduled for your child to visit the pediatric dentist? If so, they may be a bit nervous about going. While going to the dentist is never something kids look forward to, there are some things that you can do to ease their mind about the appointment. Try doing the following three things.

Use Positive Phrases

You can make a big impression on your child based on the language that you use. If you act worried about how your child is going to handle the appointment, chances are that your child will act in that very way you want to prevent.

Always use positive phrases when it comes to talking about an upcoming dentist appointment. Let your child know that the dentist is going to check their teeth to make sure they are healthy, rather than say they are going to check for cavities that they may have to fill. Tell your child that the dentist will let them know what a great job they are doing when brushing their teeth, rather than tell them all of the things they have been doing wrong.

Negativity can slowly build to form a bad impression of the dentist before your child visits. Stay positive and your child will stay positive as well.

Select a Pediatric Dental Office

You may have a dentist that you love going because of the dental work that you have done, but this may not be a great fit for your child. A formal dentist office is going to feel a bit too formal and scary for a child, which can cause them to worry about the visit before it begins.

Seek out a children's pediatric dental office for when you make your next appointment. You'll find that the waiting room is filled with fun things to keep your kid distracted, the employees are more geared towards dealing with young children, and the examination room is going to be more fun and lively with things for your child to look at.

Consider Sedation Dentistry

It is safe to use sedation dentistry if your child is very young or needs to have a complicated procedure. Your dentist may recommend an oral sedative or nitrous oxide in order to calm your child down and make them more relaxed. Be sure you discuss these options with your dentist before your visit, so you can be well prepared for what to expect.


20 March 2018