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Making Dental Visits Easy for Kids

kids visitMaking Dental Visits Easy for Kids

With your help, dental visits can be a positive – even fun – experience for your kids. Our staff will spend a lot of time with your kids to help them feel comfortable and understand what they can expect. You can help us make their next visit a successful one by working with us to accomplish this goal!

Here’s what we suggest:

·        Use only positive words when answering your kids’ questions. Soft, easy, fun and play are good words to use.
·        Avoid using words like pain, hurt, needle and shot. These words make kids (and many adults) scared and anxious.
·        After treatment is completed, you can help continue the positive experience by praising your child and referring to the fun time they just had.
·        DON’T ask negative questions like: Did it hurt? Were you scared? Did you get a shot? These comments could make your child think that there was a reason to be afraid even though they were cooperative and had a good time. It might also make them afraid of future visits.
If your child receives any kind of anesthesia, assure them that their “tickly” or “sleepy” tongue will go away in no time. Most kids don’t mind the numbness, and some even think it’s fun – that’s a good thing
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Why Kids Playing Sports Need a Sports Guard

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Kid’s playing sports NEED a Sports Guard!

Wearing a mouth guard helps prevent against structural damage to your teeth and jaw and also helps prevent injuries such as lacerations to your cheeks, tongue, and lips.  Mouth guards have also been shown to help decrease the risk of concussions.

Many people play contact sports on a regular basis. This is typical among children, teenagers and adults.  A traumatic accident to the mouth can cause a loss of a tooth. Wearing a mouth guard is important for the prevention of fracture or injury to your teeth.  Having a mouth guard properly fitted at your dentist is important for comfort and maximum protection of your pearly whites.

Losing your teeth can impact you in more ways than you would think.  Your self-esteem and confidence is hindered if you feel uncomfortable smiling.  Below are some consequences that tooth loss can create:

  • Speech problems.
  • Chewing problems.
  • Anxiety and self-consciousness.
  • Stiff jaw.
  • Moving of remaining teeth
  • Nutrition problems as crunchy foods could be difficult to eat.
  • For baby teeth, the potential of adult teeth coming in crooked.

Call the office of Dr. David M Glasscock DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to fit you or your child with the proper mouth guard to ensure your teeth are protected.

We’re always happy to hear from you!

Address:
8430 Univ. Exec. Park Drive Suite 610
Charlotte, NC 28262
Telephone:

704-510-1150

Fax:

704-510-1220

Business Hours
Monday: 8 a.m- 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m- 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m- 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Friday: 3rd Friday 8 a.m- 2 p.m
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed