Going to the dentist
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In the picture, a little girl is lying in a dentist chair. A dentist is standing in front of her and she is checking the little girl’s teeth. The girl is not afraid of the dentist. Her mouth is open but she seems to be smiling. I don’t think she has a toothache at the moment. It’s probably just an appointment for a check-up. Dentists say that people have to see a dentist every six months for a check-up but most people don’t really like going to the dentist. They think that a dentist’s office is a scary place and they’re afraid that the treatment will hurt.
If the dentist is kind kids won’t be scared of him or her. Dentists can teach kids how to brush their teeth. If a child behaves well the dentist gives him or her a sticker or a colouring book about teeth. It’s fun for children that the dentist chair lifts up and down and some kids also like the sound of the drill.
As for me, I don’t like going to the dentist, but brush my teeth at least three times a day instead.
That’s a picture of a happy little girl who is sitting or rather lying in a dentist chair. Her mouth is wide open and a dentist is checking her teeth. She looks calm and probably she won’tmake a scene. A dentist’s office is usually a frightening place for people and most patients are terrified if they have to see a dentist. They keep postponing the visit and they only go if their teeth hurt so much that they can no longer bear the pain. It’s not a good policy because dentists recommend a check-up every six months to prevent bigger trouble. The first step towards having strong and healthy teeth is to wash them at least twice daily and for a minimum of two minutes each time. Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and when you’ve finished brushing your teeth rinse your mouth and spit out the remaining toothpaste from your mouth.
The younger you go to see the dentist regularly the easier it is to get used to the experience. If there’s no pain and the dentistappointment is a pleasant experience with a kind and smiling dentist kids will probably think that the dentist is their friend and they won’t throw a tantrum when it’s time for a dental check-up. Of course, the situation is different if a child has a toothache. Nobody likes pain and toothache can be very painful indeed. If there is a cavity in a tooth as a consequence of tooth decay the dentist puts a filling in it to prevent further damage or infection. Before starting the process the patient is given anaesthetic in the form of injection so that their mouth will become numb and they won’t feel any pain.
Before permanent teeth start to grow, children’s milk teeth usually fall out on their own without a dentist’s help. They can put them under their pillow for the tooth fairy who in exchange for the tooth will put there a small present. However, sometimes a milk tooth just gets stuck and comes out only when a dentist extracts it. This little girl in the picture is young so her milk teeth are still intact so certainly nothing painful will happen and she will leave the place with a smile on her face.
It’s good to see someone smiling in a dentist chair. It’s an unusual sight as the majority of people are scared to death if they have to set foot in a dentist’s surgery. Not without a reason, as whatever happens in a dentist’s office is almost always painful and is difficult to bear. Although there is a saying that prevention is better than cure even the most conscientious teeth care won’t guarantee that you will be able to escape painful dental procedures. Oral health usually is not too good among people and oral hygiene isn’t considered to be an important factor when talking about health measures. But dental hygiene is crucial and should be paid more attention to. In our western society, sugar and sugary food intake are a daily part of our nutrition. Excessive sugar intake is a major cause of tooth decay as it creates good conditions for bacteria to grow intensively. To maintain healthy teeth they should be cleaned regularly and seeing the dentist at regular intervals is inevitable. The dentist will cure a bad tooth before it starts to hurt and thus saves you from a lot of suffering.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth enable you to look and feel good and they also make it possible to eat and speak properly and good oral health is important to your overall well-being. Daily preventive care, including proper thorough brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop and is much less painful, expensive, and worrisome than treating conditions that have been allowed to progress. You should use dental products that contain fluoride, eat a balanced diet and limit snacks between meals.
As for being scared of dentists, I can sympathize with people who postpone their visit to the dentist until they cannot bear the pain. I know it’s not sensible to do so but it’s ingrained in human nature that we try to avoid pain at all costs and the dentist’s cure - even if it helps in the end - just increases the pain for a while. I remember the painful days after my wisdom tooth had been extracted. It took about a fortnight to get rid of the pain even if I took strong painkillers. If someone has a toothache it also means loss of sleep and if it goes on for a few days it exhausts you so much that you are barely able to stand.
This little girl’s precious smile makes you want to hug the kind dentist for being a wizard who can conjure smiles even from someone sitting in a dentist chair.