Posts for: June, 2011
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During Dr. Scott’s latest show on “The Waiting Room” he discussed Dentistry for Teens. During this show he talked about how to care for your teeth and what things that teenagers should avoid.
One big point that Dr. Scott and Elizabeth discussed was that children learn their habits from their parents. This can include good or bad oral hygiene and also eating habits. Drinking pop all day can be very bad for your teeth. The carbonation and acid in pop all break down to sugar, which lead to cavities. If you really need a pop, you should drink it fast and brush right away after. The best thing to do is not have the pop around the house, or to drink plain tap water.
Dr. Scott and Elizabeth discussed how eating disorders can also play a part in oral hygiene. Repeated vomiting can result in loss of tooth enamel, tooth decay, and gum disease. Malnutrition from other eating disorders can also lead the gums to disintegrate.
The best things you can do to take care of your teeth is brush twice a day and floss at least once. Drink lots of tap water and try to avoid sugary foods and sodas. If you have a teen that plays sports, you will also want to make sure that they are wearing a proper fitting mouth guard to help prevent injuries.
If you would like to listen to this last show on Dentistry and Teens, you can listen to it myTalk's website.
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“John” came to our office because he had a huge dental phobia. This phobia started off from a bad experience he had as a child. “John” considered making an appointment for many months before finally getting up enough courage to call our office. We got “John” in for his initial appointment within a few days, so he wouldn’t have to worry about it for long.
During “John’s” first appointment, Dr. Shamblott did an initial exam and x-rays and we were able to help him through this first appointment. “John” discussed his huge dental phobia with Dr. Shamblott and they decided that his best route for treatment would to be sedation. We did “John’s” sedation consultation during his first visit and he left with all the information about his upcoming appointment and an estimate on his insurance coverage.
“John’s” wife dropped him off the day of his sedation appointment. She left her cell phone number with us and ran a few errands while “John” was asleep. During his 6 hour sedation appointment, Dr. Shamblott was able to get all of “John's" treatment completed. We sent “John” and his wife home with written instructions on each procedure he had done and called him later in the day to check up on him. “John” recovered very quickly from the procedure and was able to go back to work the next day.
“John” now comes to our office every 6 months for his routine cleanings and exams with no problem. He does not worry or get nervous when having to call to make an appointment. He knows our staff by name and actually looks forward to his upcoming visits. We are proud to be able to help “John” overcome his dental anxiety and hope to help others do the same.
We see a lot of patients at Shamblott Family Dentistry who begin coming to our office with a dental emergency. We have been able to help those patients get out of pain the same day and also get them back to our office to finish the remainder of their work. We have excellent team members who are patient and understanding and we always try to accommodate patients in emergency situations.
Here is a testimonial from one of our actual patients who came to us with an emergency. “During the first visit with Dr. Shamblott, I was very impressed by the warm welcome and the professionalism of all the employees. Dr. Shamblott gave me very professional, quick, and comprehensive care. I had an urgent need and Dr. Shamblott saw me on the spur of the moment. It was my first time at his clinic. I was VERY impressed and will highly recommend him! – SR”
We have many other stories that have come from our patients that we would love to share with you. You can read all of our testimonials on our website. We would like to give a thank you to all of our wonderful patients…and a special thanks to those who have shared their experience with us for us to share with others.
Have you ever had a dental emergency?? One in every four people will have a dental emergency at least once in their lifetime. Dental emergencies can be very painful and should not be over-looked.
There are a number of things that qualify as an emergency. Some of these things include: a toothache, wisdom teeth pain, a lost crown, a broken tooth, or a lost filling. Some injuries can be prevented by wearing mouth guards during sports and avoiding hard foods that can break teeth. If you have any dental emergencies or injuries to the mouth, you should be treated right away.
At Shamblott Family Dentistry, we always try to see emergencies the same day. We offer a free exam and x-rays for new patients to find out what treatment is needed. Call us with your emergencies!