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.

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A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health

  • 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.