There are many people that have come to fear their dental office from a series, or even a single, bad experience. It comes often as a result of having to get extensive dental work done or the helpless feeling that they may have when the doctor goes to have them rinse out their mouths with water. It happens a lot and you are not alone. Nevertheless, being able to develop a trusting relationship with your dentist can help you and your family in the long run. Your relationship with your dentist will help you understand what you need to do to be successful and how to know exactly the steps to take to ensure that you and your family will have quality oral health into the future. One of the best ways to do this is through an open dialog with your family dentist. The author has heard stories of how flexible dental hygienists and dentists can be to ensure that their patients are comfortable and know they can trust the doctor. One of the most creative ways that the author has heard this done is by giving a patient the control over the water rinse apparatus, which had previously made the patient feel as if they were drowning.
It does not need to be that dire of a situation, but being able to have that open and honest dialog will help a lot in making sure that you know exactly what you need to do to have a healthy and happy mouth in the future. Doctors all have their pet projects, but when working with a pediatric dentist they are going to want to check for a few things. There are some little things that you can do as to make sure that your child’s oral health is going to be healthy and proper. One of the best things is to ensure that your kid is not consuming much sugar. Sugar is in just about everything and that makes it inherently dangerous, as many people are consuming copious amounts without even knowing it. There is sugar in just about everything from carbohydrates to the soda you picked up at work and brought home. As a result, being able to avoid it at all costs will help you and your family in the long run. Give it a try to see what you might be able to accomplish and see if you and your family will be able to go sugar free as a lifestyle choice and not a diet. It will make a huge difference and your family dentist will appreciate what you are trying to do. Outside of avoiding sugar, it is worth making sure that you child is swallowing correctly. Tongue thrust swallowing occurs with some kids and they appear to push their tongue out through their teeth when trying to swallow. It does not always work well and it causes changes in the structure of the jaw and can lead to thousands of dollars in braces.