Your Child’s Dental Health: Necessity of Braces and Overcoming Angst

watermelon_kid_518133We all know that dental health is of great importance to general health of an entire organism and the quality of living throughout everyone’s lifespan. Having all this in mind, it becomes rather obvious that adequate care must be paid to dental health from a very early age, practically even before a child gets its first teeth. Furthermore, if there is a need for any corrective work, this needs to be done as soon as possible. This applies to braces as well and here are a couple of things that need to be known on the necessity of wearing braces and overcoming angst related to them.

When to start?

Regular dental examinations should begin when the first teeth show up. The children should be introduced to dentists and orthodontists even before dental problems occur to familiarize with the environment and get pass usual first anxiety and negative impressions. The best time to start wearing braces depends on how serious the problem is and what is the cause of teeth misalignment. Usually, this is between the age of 9 and 12, when a child looses the majority of his or her first teeth and gains most of permanent teeth. Also, the younger they are, the less emotional they will be about the entire situation.

Overcoming the angstbaby-616615_1280

Children often get emotional when it comes to wearing braces, which is perfectly understandable. The best way to overcome the angst is to talk to them openly about the necessity of wearing braces and constantly remind them of the benefits it will bring. Explain to them that the physical discomfort and pain will only last a couple of days at the beginning and after each adjustment. Educate them and help the pain relief. If you have examples in your immediate family, do include them and certainly remind your child about numerous celebrities that had worn and still are wearing them. It is also important they know that wearing braces is not their fault by any chance. As it is the case with everything else, younger children go through wearing braces rather effortlessly; teenagers are those that need more help. Luckily, they are usually not alone in it; there will certainly be a number of their school friends who wear braces, so you could even form a debate club, talk about it over cakes and lemonade and even have fun sharing experiences. Also, do not underestimate your children’s maturity; you will be surprised how rational they may be about their health and the necessity of improving it in the best way possible.

Braces maintenance

Maintenance of proper hygiene of braces and oral cavity is essential for the success of an entire process. Regarding the process of brushing, increase the regular dental hygiene and the outcome will be faster and safer.

As you can see, braces are all about timely reaction, discipline, and communication. Practically, just about anything related to your child’s growing up, and no matter how intimidating it may seem at first, by taking care of all three of these important factors, everything will end up well. Continue reading “Your Child’s Dental Health: Necessity of Braces and Overcoming Angst”

Is A Smile Key To A Lasting Relationship? By Richard Buckley


Surveys on dating websites consistently show that most people value a nice smile as the most attractive physical feature in a partner, but is a smile really the key to a lasting relationship? What can you do to improve the look of your smile?

The importance of your smile

When you see somebody that you know, hear good news, or if you are feeling happy, the first thing you do is to smile. Your smile is the single most important means of communicating with other people. It can help to build relationships, create positive first impressions, and encourage others to feel happy or reassured. If you have a nice smile and you’re not afraid to use it, this enables you to show your personality. You can make others feel at ease in your company and convey your confidence. Past research suggests six out of ten people in long-term relationships consider oral health maintenance more important than other hygiene misdemeanors.

Smiling is important in a relationship because it shows that you are happy in somebody else’s company, and you are open to showing your emotions. Your smile can also show confidence and warmth.

Smiling on the dating scene

Dating is a subject of great intrigue in modern society, as websites, agencies and dating apps have made dating much more commonplace than it used to be. When you go on a date, it’s normal to feel nervous and a little anxious. If you are greeted with a warm smile, this instantly makes you feel better. It’s also important to portray the right impression, as research shows that you make up your mind about somebody in just a few seconds after meeting them.

Smiling is often a barometer of confidence, one of the most attractive characteristics in a partner. If you smile, this creates a positive ambience; however, if you are reticent to smile because you don’t like your teeth or you feel very shy or nervous, this can make dating awkward. You may find it hard to show your true personality. Smiling is synonymous with being friendly, warm and compassionate. If you shy away from smiling, this can make you seem distant and uninterested, even if you are not like that at all.

What can I do to improve my smile?

Many people are not blessed with perfect teeth, but the good news is that there are many treatments out there that can help to improve the look of your smile. You don’t need to spend a fortune or lie for hours in the dental chair to enjoy a great smile. There are simple and quick treatments available, and even making small changes to your diet and oral hygiene regime can make a big difference.

There is a host of exciting and innovative cosmetic dental treatments available today, including porcelain veneers, tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding. The latter is a treatment used to repair chipped and worn teeth, which takes less than an hour and is completely painless.

Seeing a dental hygienist can make a huge difference to the look of your smile; intensive cleaning treatments remove surface stains and give your teeth a lovely, healthy glow.

Many people suffer from orthodontic issues, and this is a common cause of problems associated with lacking confidence when you smile. If your teeth are crooked or crowded, it’s never too late to have treatment. There are so many options available now, from removable appliances, which work in less than 5 months ; there’s invisible aligners, to clear braces, and braces that are attached to the back of your teeth. For further information visit