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.
26 January 2021
It's bound to be a bit alarming when your family dentist tells you that they need to zap your child with a laser. And yet this is precisely what a dentist must do to correct your child's restricted lingual frenulum. But what is a lingual frenulum, and why does it sometimes need to be corrected? The Lingual Frenulum If you were to look into a mirror with your mouth open and your tongue pointed at the roof of the mouth, you will see your own lingual frenulum.
10 December 2020
After putting in all the hard work of braces, it's a good idea to wear your retainer for its prescribed period of time. After wearing the retainer for a prescribed period of time, your orthodontist may still want you to wear it a few nights a week indefinitely. However, if you get out of the habit of wearing your retainer, you may find that it no longer fits due to shifting teeth.
27 October 2020
Before eating with knives and forks was common, people would tend to hold a large chunk of food in their teeth before cutting off an appropriate portion and chewing it. An anthropologist has suggested that when it became customary to use a knife and fork to cut food on the plate, overbites became more common due to the reduced tension on the jaws. So would encouraging your child to eat in the pre-cutlery way cure their overbite?
21 December 2019
Cosmetic dentists specialize in dental procedures that affect the overall appearance of your smile. They can perform standard dental treatments such as dental cleanings and cavity fillings, but their expertise lies in cosmetic treatments. Here are four reasons you should choose a cosmetic dentist when you'd like to change the appearance of your smile: 1. They can recommend procedures in a consultation. You may not know which procedures will help your smile looks its best.
22 November 2019
When it comes to your child's teeth, seeing anything other than those pearly whites can be concerning. In fact, your child may end up with a discolored tooth for a variety of reasons. The key is knowing what that discoloration means as well as knowing when a dental visit is necessary. Here are a few things to know about discolorations in your child's teeth. What Causes Tooth Discolorations? A child's tooth may discolor for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common causes is suffering an impact to the tooth.