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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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Two Tips To Ease Your Child Into Their First Visit At A Dental Clinic

by Alfredo Moore

"Firsts" can be tough for anyone, but they are especially rough for small children. If you could somehow instantly see the world through the eyes of a growing toddler, it might appear that everything is larger than life. Adults that look absolutely normal to your fully developed lenses take on gigantic forms when you haven't been on the planet for very long. Going to see the dental office for the first time could be very scary without preparation. If your small child has an upcoming dental appointment, here are a few activities you can guide them through to make the visit much easier for them to get through.

Set Up A Mock Dentist Chair

When your child walks into the dentist's office, one of the first sights they'll be greeted with is the image of a looming dental chair. Dental chairs usually sit high above the floor and have many small contraptions coming out of them at odd angles. Easing your little one into the experience with a few mock dental setups is a great way to turn what could be a potentially frightening experience into one that is greeted with confidence.

Use a kitchen or other old chair that you have around your home, and set it up. If possible, try to find a floor lamp in your house that you can shine down onto the seat to more closely resemble the bright lighting that is found in the dentist's office. Place your child in the seat, and use an old Popsicle stick or even your gloved fingers to gently probe around in their mouths. Make the experience fun and informative so that hopefully your child will get used to having someone examine their oral cavity and won't be too afraid when the big day arrives.

Use Online Videos As Teaching Tools

Having Internet access means you have a ton of teaching tools right at your fingertips. Find a few good videos on a virtual platform that each contain a child going to see the dentist. Videos that narrate the entire event from start to finish are the best because your child will get a visual of how fun it can be to play in the dental clinic's waiting room, have their name called out, and walk in to see the dental professional who will help them maintain a great smile.

Your child's first visit to the dentist can be a great adventure. Prepare them for the trip, and you should be able to keep fear far away.