Hey, my name is Shelly Katalgo. My love for sedation dentistry started in high school. My best friend had a severe fear of going to the dentist and I wanted to help her feel better about it. Although I always enjoyed my dental visits, I felt bad that she struggled so much with going to hers. My parents taught me about sedation dentistry and I instantly dreamed of becoming a dental professional. I wanted to help kids like my friend stay fear free throughout their appointments by using gentle techniques and professional medications. Although I opted to follow a different career path, my passion for dentistry remained throughout the years. I will update my site with developments in this industry as soon as they are reported. I will also discuss the benefits of sedation dentistry in detail. Thanks for visiting. I hope you come back soon.
3 January 2018
If your teenager has received orthodontic services, then you probably know how important it is to maintain the integrity of the appliances while maintaining meticulous oral hygiene. If, however, your teen has been diagnosed with a seizure disorder, brushing and flossing while wearing braces may be a challenge. Anti-seizure medications can lead to serious side effects, including those affecting the teeth and gums. Here are three ways anti-seizure medications can complicate orthodontic therapy, and what you can do about them:
11 December 2017
During the holidays, it can be tough to monitor the foods and drinks that your youngster consumes. Kids enjoy parties at school, and there tend to be tons of goodies offered at the homes of friends and relatives. Nevertheless, large amounts of foods that are high in sugar are not considered healthy for a growing child's body or his or her teeth. Sugar is the primary food for many microbes that live in the mouth.
7 November 2017
If you're missing several teeth due to decay, gum disease, or trauma, wearing dentures is an affordable option that helps you regain normal use of your mouth. But, wearing dentures can take a little bit of time to get used to. Knowing what to expect and how to make things easier can help when you first get your dentures. Use the following tips to help speed up your adjustment to wearing dentures:
11 October 2017
Are you realizing that you haven't paid enough attention to your family's dental health? Perhaps you have been reading about how poor dental health affects your entire body, even to the point of serious disease. Maybe you are personally conscientious about your dental health, but you are concerned that the kids aren't taking it seriously? If so, here are some ideas that might help you to inspire your entire family to take dental health seriously.
13 September 2017
If you've noticed gray, brown, black or bright white stains on your child's teeth, you may assume that it's tartar buildup or that there's an infection. However, these stains could be because of fluorosis, also known as enamel mottling. What is Fluorosis? Fluorosis occurs when your child receives too much fluoride, whether that's from toothpaste, certain drinks, or certain foods. While fluoride is good at remineralizing teeth and strengthening enamel, it's only good in moderation.