Overcoming Dental Anxiety in Children

It’s perfectly normal for children to be nervous about going to the dentist. They may be scared being around new people, if they’ll go through any unfamiliar dental procedures, or simply from negative experiences at past dental offices that don’t cater towards children. Whatever the reason may be, there are plenty of ways you can foster a positive attitude towards the dentist. It’s best to take these steps to prevent anxiety or fear from turning into a serious dental phobia. Bring Their Favorite Toy Perhaps the...

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What to Expect During a Root Canal Procedure

If you or your child are told that you’re in need of a root canal, you may be slightly nervous as you don’t know exactly what to expect. While it may sound scary, root canals have become rather painless and common procedures that can be completed with minimal discomfort. In fact, most patients describe that it feels the same as getting a routine filling. Root canals are needed if the pulp inside the tooth is decayed. During the procedure, the pulp is removed, and a crown may be placed over it. X-Rays and Anestheti...

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How to Select the Best Dentist for Kids

When it comes to the health and well-being of your child, you want nothing but the best for them. You take pride in promoting their health and development through a proper diet and care from a trusted physician. However, their teeth and gums also require the same dedication. In addition to home oral hygiene habits, they also need a children's dentistry near Irving to monitor the health and development of their teeth, gum, and overall mouth help. There are many options in the area, which can make it difficult to choos...

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How to Take Care of Your Invisalign

Invisaligns are amazing devices that can straighten out your teeth and help give you the smile you’ve always wanted. However, given that you might have each pair for a good chunk of time, it’s important to know how to take care of them and keep them clean since they’ll be spending quite a bit of time in your mouth. Clean Them Since Invisaligns have the perk of being removable, use that to your advantage! Make it your goal to clean them every morning and night when you brush your teeth. Get a soft-bristled toothbrush s...

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How to Know When it’s Time for Braces

If you are the parent of a growing teen or are an adult and have never had braces yourself, but are considering them, it’s sometimes hard to know if it’s a good time to receive braces. Here are some signs that it might be time to schedule an orthodontic consultation at our orthodontist office in Irving, Forth Worth, or Farmers Branch Texas. You Feel a Strong Overbite or Underbite This is one of the biggest clues that tell you it may be time for braces. When biting down all the way, your front teeth should not go f...

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How to Get Your Child to Floss More

Let’s face it- getting your child to consistently commit to flossing their teeth can be a challenge. We know how important it is in preventing gingivitis, cavities, plaque buildup, receding gums in kids and other important oral issues. But when they don’t necessarily understand the benefits and remain stubborn to flossing, there are some tips and tricks you can use to get them to do it more often. Turn it into a Game Childrens’ imaginations are always running wild. The options are endless for what kind of story yo...

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How Orthodontics Can Improve Your Overall Health

If you’re considering being treated with Invisalign clear braces in Irving, we hope you’ll come to Rio Dental & Orthodontics where orthodontic care is one of our specialties. Many of our patients choose to get orthodontic care for straightening their teeth and improving their smiles and their feeling of self-esteem. And while that sense of well-being is extremely important, many health benefits go with that gleaming new smile. Poor oral health and your overall health There is growing medical evidence that poor ...

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