When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.
Your family dentist can care for your little ones from before they learn to walk all the way through their adult years. Plus, everyone in your family can get complete dental care under one roof. But, getting your child used to going to the dentist can be a bit overwhelming. These four essential tips can help make your child's trip to the dentist go a little smoother and be a little more successful.
Start Them Young
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends bringing your child in for their first dental exam when their first tooth makes an appearance and no later than their first birthday. Your little one doesn't really need much dental work this early on. Rather, it's a time for your family dentist to check your child's gums, tongue, and throat, as well as their teeth development.
Early dental visits even give you an opportunity to discuss your child's thumb sucking or other sucking habits with your dentist, since these issues can affect their jaw and tooth development in some cases. Plus, these early visits give your child a chance to get used to going to your family dentist and build a healthy relationship with them early on.
Book Your Treatment at the Same Time
Since your dedicated family dentist can be your primary dentist, too, you can book your appointment at the same time as your child's visit once they're a little older. This way, your little one can watch exactly what's going on and ask questions so they're more comfortable when it comes time for their own dental exam and cleaning.
Book Visits After Naps
Family dentistry practitioners are used to working with children on a regular basis. Because children can get fussy or fidgety when they're tired, it's generally recommended to book your child's dental exams either first thing in the morning after they wake up or after nap time. This way your little one is more relaxed and alert, which makes it easier for your family dentist to perform a thorough dental exam.
Emphasize Positive Vibes
Remember that your child can become nervous or even afraid of the dentist if they overhear you talk about a painful dental procedure or a severe toothache. Anytime you mention going to the family dentistry office, make sure you keep it positive.
Let your little one know that their dentist is there to help keep their smile bright and healthy. The more you emphasize positive vibes when talking about your family dentist, the better your child's chances of having a positive experience with their dentist from day one.Share
10 July 2018