Frightened Child? 4 Tricks To Eliminate Your Toddler's Fear Of Visiting A Dentist
23 March 2016
A visit to the dentist is enough to scare kids, especially if your toddler associates a dental visit with perceived pain. Dental procedures are sometimes time consuming, requiring your children to sit for long hours, while dealing with the stress of multiple unknown people in the room. If your kids associate dental visits and pain together, then you're in for a challenge in your quest to take them to the dentist.
Fighting Dental Decay: How to Find the Right Toothbrush
1 March 2016
The Australian Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months. There is a massive range of toothbrushes available on the market and while having a choice is great, it can also be overwhelming. When you are out shopping for a new toothbrush how do you know which is the right one for you? It can be tempting to pick up which ever toothbrush is cheapest or to choose the one that looks the best or comes in your favourite colour, but what should you really be looking for when picking up your new toothbrush?
How to Deal With Kids Who Won't Open Up For The Dentist
11 February 2016
No matter how positively you prepare your kids for their first dental appointments, some will simply refuse to open their mouths when they see a dentist. Some kids may feel intimidated or scared by the dental environment; others may just be having an awkward moment. If your child refuses to play ball, try the following tips.
Make Things More Comfortable For Them
Some children freak out when they're expected to sit in the dentist's chair for the first time, especially when it reclines back.
Two Dental Health Implications For Children With Cerebral Palsy
25 January 2016
Common symptoms of cerebral palsy, such as muscle weakness, can impact your child's dental health by making it difficult for them to clean their teeth thoroughly. Here's an overview of two oral health issues your child with cerebral palsy may face and how your dentist can help:
It's common for children with cerebral palsy to have trouble chewing and swallowing. This can cause food residue to be left in their mouth and leave them susceptible to gum disease.