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Dental Assisting - A Great Career

Why Dental Assisting is a Great Career Choice

Choosing a career can be overwhelming. It’s important to consider your interests, talents, skills, the training required, and the salary - not to mention goals for your personal life. With so many factors, it’s no wonder some people struggle to make a choice. If you’re finding yourself in that category, it may be worth considering a dental assistant career.

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What Should Kids Eat for Oral Health?

Food and Your Child's Teeth - The Good, The Bad, and The Cavity-Causing We know it can be tough for parents to get picky eaters to finish dinner, much less avoid cavity-causing foods. On top of that, it can be hard to keep track of which foods to avoid and which to include. That’s why we’ve created a quick list of food do’s and don’ts for healthier teeth.   What to Avoid Hard Candy – Eating too much candy puts your child’s teeth at risk for developing cavities. According to Live Science, this is due to the sugar content. When mouth bacteria eats sugar, it creates an acid that mixes with saliva. That mixture creates plaque, and too much plaque...

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Teaching Good Dental Habits Early

Adults have all heard the gentle reminders from the dentist: use fluoride, floss daily, brush your teeth morning and night. These habits can be hard to keep up with if you’re out of practice. Teaching good dental hygiene to your child early means increasing their chances of having healthy teeth – and decreases their chances of hearing continual reminders from the dentist! Here’s how you can help your child take care of their beautiful smile. Brush Daily – Morning and Night! As soon as that first tooth pops through your baby’s gums, you should be brushing your child’s teeth (or tooth!). Dentists recommend parents begin to teach their children to brush when they reach the age of 3. From ages...

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Opening a Pediatric Dental Clinic

You’ve spent the last few years in dental school, working towards your degree in pediatric dentistry and now that you’ve graduated, you’re looking forward to starting your practice. As a recent grad, chances are you’ll spend the first few years of your career working in another dentist’s practice, learning new techniques and practices on the job, and gleaning knowledge from a more-experienced dentist. Once you’re ready to strike out on your own and start your own office, there are some things to keep in mind. In this post, we’ll look at the steps you can take when opening a pediatric dental clinic. Finding the Right Location As with any business, the key to success can be location, location, location. Even...

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Crowns for Baby Teeth

When children come to a pediatric dentist for a filling, they may be nervous about sitting in the chair for an extended period of time while the doctor works on their teeth. Fillings can be a good choice for decay in baby teeth, but if the cavity is between two teeth or located in the molars, the filling may not last for the duration of the tooth. Most baby teeth fall out by the time a child is 12 or 13, and that’s what makes dental crowns a more viable option for tooth repair. At Figaro, we offer a better alternative to stainless steel and zirconia crowns, and can help your clinic offer your young patients a different option to...

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