Understanding The Importance of Sedation Dentistry
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Understanding The Importance of Sedation Dentistry

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.


Understanding The Importance of Sedation Dentistry

Help Your Family Take Dental Health Seriously

Franklin Steward

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.

Plan A Family Presentation -

Use both positive and negative persuasions. For example, show pictures of celebrities like movie stars and TV stars who have white teeth that give them beautiful smiles. Access pictures, even on the internet, that show diseased teeth. Those pictures alone might scare your kids into proper dental care! After showing the pictures to your family, ask them to make a commitment to take better care of their teeth.

  • Have charts where your kids check off when they have brushed and flossed.
  • Give rewards for consistent dental care.
  • Provide healthy snacks like cut up carrots and apple chunks.

Arrange For Dental Visits -

While at-home dental care is obviously super important, let your family know that there will also be routine visits to a family dentist. Choose a dentist that is comfortable around kids, making them feel at ease in the dental chair. In addition, make sure that the hygienist is friendly and nonjudgmental. Your kids won't be happy about going to the dental office if they feel uncomfortable there. 

  • Mark on your calendar two months for dental visits. 
  • Try to make appointments for your entire family on the same day.
  • A few days before the appointment, remind the kids about their visit to the dentist.

Even very little children who will be losing their baby teeth should go to the dentist. Ask the hygienist if he or she will show your children the dental tools that will be used. Perhaps you'll be lucky enough to find a hygienist and a dentist that will explain why each process is being done. For example, if x-rays will be taken, it would be great for your children to understand what the x-rays will show. 

Your family dentist will also refer you to specialists when they are needed. For example, when the time comes for wisdom teeth removal, your dentist might send you to a specialist. And, if anybody in your family will be needing braces, your dentist will refer you to an orthodontist.