Roselle, IL Dentist Shares 5 Ways for Parents to Make Every Dental Visit Fun

Dr. Brainard G. Llanes, Roselle dentist, shares exclusive advice on how parents can prepare children for dental appointments.

Many parents feel stressed about taking their young children to the dentist. The whirring drills, the sharp tools: this environment does not sound like a fun trip to the little ones. With several years of experience caring for children’s dental health, Dr. Llanes has listened to and answered many parents’ concerns regarding their children. To help parents, Dr. Llanes, Roselle dentist, is sharing an exclusive list of tips to make dental visits pleasant for the entire family.

How Parents Can Prepare Children for a Dental Appointment

1. Use child-friendly dental language – Dr. Llanes suggests being honest with children about dental procedures and tools, but using non-intimidating dental phrases. Instead of using terms such as “plaque” and “sealant,” it is recommended that parents use fun words like “sugar bugs” and “tooth paint.” Letting children joke around about how the yucky stuff will be washed out and teeth will be happy and healthy can help conquer their anxiety. Also, parents should avoid discussing dental fears or phobias around children; they shouldn’t think there is anything to be afraid of before their visit.

2. Show kids pictures of other children at the dentist – Studies have shown that young children relate better to pictures than to words. It is advised that parents show them a flyer from a child-friendly dental office or go online to find these images. Once children see pictures of other children smiling in a dental office, they will understand that going to the dentist can be a fun experience.

3. Ask the dentist to take the kids on an office tour – Before Dr. Llanes schedules an appointment with a new young patient, he invites both child and parents to look around his practice. An office tour familiarizes kids with dental tools and equipment and gives them a chance to ask questions. It also allows the child time to bond with the dentist before his or her first appointment. Kids will be able to see that there is nothing to be afraid of. Most child-friendly dental offices have a toy box, and children are welcome to play in the waiting room.

4. Make it a learning experience – The American Dental Association website has a special web page (http://www.ada.org/5578.aspx) where parents can print out educational activities for children, such as tooth anatomy charts, coloring pages, and crossword puzzles. Additionally, parents can demonstrate how to brush and floss in front of their children. Children look up to parents as a role model, so it is important that parents set a positive example of dental hygiene in front of them.

5. Role play with them so they know what to expect – Role playing a trip to the dentist works especially well with younger children. Parents can use a reclining chair as the dental chair and substitute cotton swabs for dental picks. For children who are especially anxious, Dr. Llanes recommends playfully running through a “pretend dental exam” in a familiar environment to prepare the child for his or her dental appointment.

Dr. Llanes, Roselle dentist, offers a variety of kid-friendly and adult dental treatments at Modern Essence Dentistry. To learn more about this Roselle dental practice, visit the Modern Essence Dentistry website at http://www.modernessencedentistry.com.

About Modern Essence Dentistry:

Modern Essence Dentistry provides teeth whitening, dental implants, dental veneers, root canal therapy, bridges, dentures and child-friendly dental procedures in addition to cleanings, exams and fillings. In order to establish a comfortable dental environment, Modern Essence Dentistry offers patients waiting room amenities, such as cable television, personal handheld radios with headphones, blankets and complimentary beverages. The Modern Essence Dentistry staff is experienced with treating patients of all ages, and they welcome families to visit the office.

Modern Essence Dentistry is conveniently located by Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, and Medinah, IL and is located in Roselle Towne Square near Subway and Strike X Bowling Alley.

Bloomingdale Dentist Announces Free Dental Exams and X-rays for New Patients

Dr. Steven Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, encourages new patients to try out Aesthetic Dental LLC by offering a free dental exam and four X-rays.

Dr. Steven Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, is starting a mass letter campaign for Bloomingdale area residents to enjoy free dental services at Aesthetic Dental LLC. New patients who bring in their welcome letter or coupon to an appointment will receive a free dental exam and four X-rays.

“In this economic climate, it can be risky for patients to try a new dentist when they don’t know the quality of care they’ll be receiving. I want to give patients a chance to get to know my practice and staff before they choose us as their dental home,” stated Dr. Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist at Aesthetic Dental LLC.

Letters and coupons will be sent out to Welcome Wagon address book recipients in the Bloomingdale area. Additionally, prospective patients can obtain discounts by visiting the Aesthetic Dental LLC website at http://www.drstevenyuan.com and printing out the special deals. Dr. Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, is also offering a $500 off Invisalign coupon and a 50% discount on a dental exam/cleaning/bitewing X-ray package.

First time patients who are interested in visiting Aesthetic Dental LLC can call (630) 893-1300 to book an appointment and/or ask any questions. To learn more about the general, cosmetic, and implant procedures provided by Dr. Yuan, please visit the Aesthetic Dental LLC procedural web page at http://www.drstevenyuan.com/procedures.html. Dr. Yuan and the Aesthetic Dental LLC staff are dedicated to providing professional, compassionate dental care in their family-friendly office.

About Dr. Steven Yuan, D.D.S.

At Aesthetic Dental LLC, Dr. Steven Yuan and his team of dental professionals offer high quality dental treatment in a comfortable environment. Dr. Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, treats TMJ headaches and provides root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, dental implants and teeth whitening.

Bolingbrook Dentist Restores Patients’ Smiles with Affordable Cosmetic Procedures

Bolingbrook dentist Dr. Suzy Azalea is now offering affordable cosmetic dental procedures throughout 2012.

In today’s economic climate, more and more people are worried that they will not be able to afford dental care, especially when it comes to cosmetic procedures. However, seeing a dentist twice a year is imperative. Regular dental checkups help prevent the need of future high cost treatments. Additionally, radiant, white teeth can go a long way in boosting one’s confidence. To help people who would like to improve their dental health and smiles, Dr. Suzy Azalea, Bolingbrook dentist at Lily Cache Dental, is offering low cost dental procedures, including affordable dental implants, low cost teeth whitening, and dental veneers, throughout 2012.

For those who have any missing or failing teeth, dental implants are affordable tooth replacement solutions. Implants can replace one, several, or even all of the teeth. The implant process consists of two stages: implant surgery and implant restoration. During implant surgery, Dr. Azalea, Bolingbrook dentist, inserts a titanium post into the gum and will decide if the patient can have a temporary crown or a cap placed over it during the healing period. Once it completely heals, Dr. Azalea positions a final crown over the implant. The dental implant procedure is painless, easy, and permanent, so patients can eat and talk as they would with their natural teeth!

Studies have shown that people with white teeth tend to smile more; therefore, they are perceived as having a pleasant personality. Professional-grade at-home whitening produces are affordable, time efficient, and have longer-lasting results than drugstore teeth whitening solutions. Dr. Azalea, Bolingbrook dentist, also provides an affordable hour-long in-office procedure for those who want whiter teeth instantly.

Broken, chipped, or fractured teeth must be attended to as soon as possible. Otherwise, the teeth could become infected or damaged even more, which can lead to tooth loss. The type of treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Minor damage is usually simple to correct and available at a low cost. Dr. Azalea, Bolingbrook dentist, advises patients not to wait until a small chip becomes a big and expensive problem.

To learn more about cosmetic dental procedures in Bolingbrook, visit http://www.lcdentalimplants.com or call Dr. Suzy Azalea at (630) 739-9430. You can also follow Dr. Azalea’s Twitter at http://twitter.com/LilyCDentaland Like Dr. Azalea’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lilycachedental. Dr. Azalea is dedicated to providing affordable, quality dental solutions to restore her patients’ confidence in their smiles.

About Dr. Suzy Azalea, D.M.D.

Dr. Suzy Azalea graduated from the Southern Illinois School of Dentistry in 1998. After graduating from dental school, she became a founding member of the American Oral Systemic Health Association. Dr. Azalea began practicing dentistry in Nashville, TN and then moved back to Illinois to open Lily Cache Dental.