Emergency visits to the dentist Are you prepare

Emergency visits to the dentist? Are you prepared!

Emergency visits to the dentist? Are you prepared! An Emergency visits to the dentist? Yes it can happen! Here are 5 emergencies you need to be aware of and rush your child to a dentist if needed: Mom I can jump!. Sleepless nights!. The “flying tooth”. The diving pop corn kernel or the dead fish bone! A “Tongue in cheek” …

What? My Teeth Affect my Unborn Baby’s Health!

Moms-to-be are usually bombarded with how to take good care of their health, one tip after the other. Unfortunately though, few tips are about how to take care of their teeth during their pregnancy. We all know that an expectant mother takes careful decisions since anything and everything she does can and may affect her baby. This is especially true …

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Why is dental treatment expensive for children?

Why the heck is treatment of my child’s teeth so expensive? It’s about time someone tackles the elephant in the room “why is dental treatment for children expensive”! After all we know they are just children and it’s just baby teeth! Oh and won’t these teeth fall soon anyway! If for every time I heard these statements, I received a …

Ten Tips to Say Goodbye to the Pacifier

Everybody knows that removing pacifiers from the life of your child is like pulling teeth or even worse, a total nightmare! It is a process that needs good planning and patience. If your child is between 2 to 3, you have got time, don’t fret. We can take our time to make him/ her loose the habit. Unfortunately, after 4 …

Painless Dentistry

Dentistry that is painless! Say what! Is that even real! The great news is: it is as real as real gets. Here are a 3 facts for you to know about the tools of the trade: One of the most important tool to use to achieve painless dental work, is a painless dental anesthetic. Almost everyone experiences pain upon injection. …

101: Pacifiers and Babies

Many moms look at pacifiers as guardian angels, allowing them and their babies to enjoy uninterrupted sleep; a win-win for everyone! However, it soon erupts into a war when the baby is just that…hooked! When it comes to weaning though, that is a different story. Prepare for all hell to break loose! First let us understand why does my child …

Taking your autistic child to the Dentist? What you need to know!

Preparing yourself and your child for the upcoming visit to the dentist can be quiet challenging especially if you don’t know what to expect. As with any child, the key is in preparing your child for his upcoming visit. Sometimes for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) preparation can start anytime from one month in advance to a few …

Brushing Wars: Mommy vs Toddler

Bring an end to the furious battle of the brushes! Is your child giving you such a hard time brushing his teeth? Well, power struggles are a normal daily part of life as a mom or a dad. It is simple, your toddler is going through that phase of autonomy. From the: “NO” to the “I WANT TO DO IT!!!” …

The Power of Giving: Being another DROP

Memoirs of a raving Pediatric Dentist- Malawi Charity Trip August 2017 You can call it fate! Some people call it magic! I call it my “calling”. Here is the story how I ended up as part of the D.R.O.P.S team that traveled to Malawi, Africa specifically to a small camp in a little village called “Sogoja” in Zomba. I would …

Children going to the Dentist: From scary tale to fairy tale?

Mostly, everyone has a very complicated relationship with the dentist … it is understandable that the dentist is not everyone’s favorite doctor! The unfortunate truth is that fear gets passed on from parents to children quite easily! The question is how to start that relationship for my child and keep it awesome? Base it on mutual love and shared benefit; …