For a lot of people, going to the dentist can be an anxious or even fearful experience. The use of sedatives can be necessary to help patients overcome this anxiety by relaxing them during an appointment. Sedation dentistry involves the use of pharmaceutical sedatives to relax patients with severe anxiety or intense fears of the […]
Pacifiers are a popular method to help babies stop crying, but the risks to developing teeth is something that must be considered when giving pacifiers to children. Babies and young children are undergoing rapid teeth development, and are vulnerable to damage from anything entering their mouth. When the teeth erupt from the gums and begin […]
Halloween is a favorite holiday for many kids and comes with it’s own unique sets of challenges. From the logistics of helping your kids with their costumes and trick or treating to regulating candy consumption, Halloween is only a single day, but it can feel a lot longer. With all of the planning that goes […]
Halloween is a fun time for kids but potentially a problem for teeth. The entire holiday is centered on candy and can be a headache for parents who want to keep kids from overindulging in the sweets. The best solution for the candy binges that often occur on Halloween is to encourage moderate consumption of […]
There are resources out there to help your children recognize the importance of good oral health. These outlets can help teach your children more on how to brush properly, and take care of teeth through the foods we eat and more. In addition to Molar Man and his quest to fight plaque, there are children’s […]
Good dental health contributes positively to quality of life, self-esteem, and general wellness. People with mental illness are often less likely to make dental health a priority and, inversely, those with poor dental health may be more likely to suffer from depression and other poor quality of life decisions like smoking and drug use.
Going to the dentist for the first time can be scary for a child. My 3 1/2 year old just had her first official appointment. She has been with my husband and me every 6 months since her first birthday and would watch and sit in the chair, but has never let the dentist actually look in her mouth…