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.
21 April 2021
Having a nice smile can brighten your life. There are many ways your teeth can lose their luster over time, and there are lots of ways you can ensure your smile stays nice and bright. Way #1: Stick to Regular Dental Cleanings One of the best ways to enjoy a bright smile is by getting regular dental cleanings. During your bi-annual dental cleaning, the dental hygienist will remove all the built-up plaque on your teeth.
9 March 2021
What's the problem with an open bite? It can't be that much of an inconvenience, since your mouth is bound to naturally be open much of the time anyway. But the apex of each molar should come into contact with its opposing tooth when your mouth is closed. When this doesn't happen, you have an abnormal bite pattern, which can lead to discomfort when chewing, speech problems, and an acceleration of the decline of your teeth.
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?