Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

4 Tips for Visiting the Dentist with Your Toddler

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Taking your toddler to the dentist is a must because you want to be sure that their teeth are coming in correctly. Toddlers are also highly susceptible to tooth decay, since baby teeth are not as strong as adult teeth. Toddlers tend to gravitate towards sugary items, such as lollipops, fruit juices, and more. Visiting a dentist regularly will prevent tooth decay, and that ensures that once the adult teeth are ready to come in, they won't be in danger of problems because of the badly damaged gums. However, taking your toddler to the dentist can seem completely impossible. Toddlers don't sit still and tend to do poorly in environments where they aren't in control. Here are four tips for handling this.

  1. Go to a Family Dentist: First off, you should find a family dentist for the whole family to go to. If your toddler sees you seeing the same dentist, they are much more likely to cooperate with that dentist as well. However, you shouldn't schedule your appointment at the same time as your toddler's. Your toddler should see you go first, and then it should be their turn the next day. This way, they won't get impatient being in the same office for a long period of time. 
  2. Show Off the Dental Chair: A family dentist is likely to attempt to make the appointment fun for your toddler, and that means you shouldn't be uncomfortable asking if you can show your toddler the fun features of the dental chair. Show that it goes up and down like a roller coaster. When your toddler sits in the chair and the dentist raises them up, make it exciting, similar to a ride at a carnival. 
  3. Ensure Your Dentist Has Kid-Friendly Care Packages: At the end of the appointment, your dentist should give your child some fun dental-care items, such as a toothbrush with your child's favorite character on it. The more child-friendly your family dentist is in this way, the better the experience is going to be for your toddler. 
  4. Make Appointments at the Right Time: If your child tends to get grumpy later on in the day, then be sure that you schedule the appointment for early morning. If your dentist isn't available at this time, continue to call until they are able to schedule an early-morning appointment, even if it's very far in advance. 

When you consider these four tips for visiting a dentist such as Tony Parsley, DMD with your toddler, you can be sure that the appointment will be pleasant for everyone. 


30 September 2016