Let’s face it: the idea of a dental visit can be a lot to chew!
The heckling about flossing; the dozens of questions your dentist asks while wads of cotton sit between your cheeks and your teeth; the age-old question of ‘if I poke you, will you bleed?’ (Although, that last one gets me laughing every time as the patient.)
But those visits to the dentist are important! — and not just for their comedic value or the resultant sparkly, clean teeth 😊 Beneath the plaque and calculus, and monotone dictation of numbers for a chart, your dentist is evaluating your medical health. She is reading your teeth like a road-map, considering your oral and overall health today and over the past few months or years.
Part 2 of the Dental Care Through the Ages series is now out on Colgate Professional. CLICK HERE to learn more about developmental milestones, dental expectations, and oral health care for children in the elementary school age range.
Have questions? Reach out to your local pediatric dentist with specific guidance for you and your child. Oral health starts with a strong foundation of knowledge, and a commitment to maintain your beautiful, healthy smile!
A new article is up on Colgate Professional. CLICK HERE to learn important milestones in the oral health of your child, how you can help maintain your child’s oral health, and what to expect in dental development from pregnancy and infancy through the age of 6.
The next article in the series will take you and your family through the dental ages of 6-12. Stay tuned for the link!
Empower your children with a lifetime of oral health!
‘You haven’t slept in days, the ‘what ifs’ keeping you up. What if somebody listened; what if somebody helped. What if blood were an amorphous shape you could hold.’
Thank you to Tuck Magazine for sharing this poem, written in response to the Florida shooting and the silence among legislators in response. CLICK HERE to read more of “You had the beginning of something in your hands,” and be sure to check out the rest of the wonderful work at Tuck Magazine.