A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health
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A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health

My family's dental health is important to me. Unfortunately for me, it is not as important to my little ones. Getting my kids to brush and floss on a daily basis is almost like taking on an obstacle course. I talked to my family's dentist about different methods I could try to encourage them to brush and floss on a regular basis. Some of the tricks worked, some did not. After some experimentation and talking to other parents, I was able to come up with a lot of great tips for helping kids care for their teeth. I started this blog to help other parents get creative when it comes to their kids and dental care.


A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health

  • The Process For Getting Dental Implants

    19 April 2023

    Getting implants is one of the easiest ways to replace lost teeth. There are several preparation steps that you will need to go through to get the final result. All of these steps are designed to help get you ready for the final procedure. Good preparation ensures that you heal properly once you have finished the surgery. Dental Examination and Antibiotics Your dentist will do a thorough examination of your teeth and gums before they attempt to install implants.

  • Sore Tooth After A Root Canal: Is This Normal?

    17 March 2023

    Root canal treatment is generally preceded by discomfort, which probably was the reason why you sought dental care in the first place. Root canals are the removal of a tooth's pulp or nerve, and this removal is warranted when the pulp is significantly infected — with this infection being the cause of your pain. You can reasonably expect this pain to quickly subside after your root canal has been performed. So what does it mean when it doesn't?

  • Filling Cavities During Invisalign Treatment: How Complicated Is It?

    5 January 2023

    Can you have a cavity filled while you're in the middle of your invisible braces treatment? The short answer is yes—but your orthodontist might prefer to avoid this scenario. But why can cavities be such a big deal for your invisible braces? Accuracy The dimensions of your bite must be recorded with absolute accuracy before the clear trays of your invisible braces can be made. Your orthodontist has a couple of options with this recording, and they may use a digital scanning device or take a manual impression of your teeth using dental putty.

  • 5 Ways To Manage Post-Operative Pain After Dental Extractions

    5 January 2023

    Dentists administer one or two types of anesthesia during dental extractions to eliminate pain during the procedure. While the extraction itself may be painless, pain is one of the common post-surgery effects you may experience.  Here are some great tips to help you manage post-surgical pain following dental extractions. 1. Pain Medication Your oral surgeon may send you home with a pack of over-the-counter pain-relieving meds. The dentist may prescribe a more powerful pain medication if the extraction was complex or the procedure also required surgery of the jawbone and gums.

  • Why Implants Are Worth The Discomfort

    28 November 2022

    Getting implants is certainly not the most comfortable thing you'll do in life. It's a surgical procedure, and even though your mouth will be numb during the procedure, you will have some pain as you heal in the weeks that follow. But here's the thing: implants are worth it. In spite of the pain, they really are the tooth replacement option that most people prefer. Here are some reasons implants are worth the discomfort associated with healing from them.