Posted September 15, 2018 11:02:59Dental hygiene is a lifestyle choice for many children, but for those with special needs, it can be a huge challenge.
If you’re struggling with dental health, you might want to consider switching to wheel-based dentistry, says Dr. David L. Burdick, an assistant professor of pediatrics at New York University Langone Medical Center.
Wheel dentistry has become popular with kids in recent years, with the popularity of online video game consoles and the new “smart” TVs, which let kids play games and watch movies on the go.
But even though it’s becoming more common, it’s still not as widely used as it once was.
“In the past, there were no guidelines for wheel dentistry,” Burdik says.
“We did a lot of educating to educate parents, and the fact that the practice was so much easier, we were just not taught it properly.”
Burdick says that many of the problems that occur when a child is in wheel dentys are related to a lack of awareness.
“The more information that you can provide about what is going on, the better it is going to be for the child, and that will ultimately lead to more successful care,” he says.
Burden says that children can have many issues with their dental health that are not necessarily the result of a problem with the teeth.
“Dentistry is a very complex thing that you have to understand,” he explains.
“I think there are some things that you know in advance, and I think there is a way to help kids with the most common things.”
For children who are experiencing dental problems, it is important to get proper care, he says, and it’s important for parents to make the right choice for their child.
“You don’t want to put them in the dentist chair because they can’t stand the pressure,” he notes.
Burdik recommends parents visit their dentist for a checkup and a routine checkup of their children’s teeth and mouth.
For children who have dental problems of any kind, the best treatment for that issue is to have an orthodontist come in to check on the child.
If your child has tooth decay, or if there is any other dental issue, you can contact your dentist for treatment, or talk to a local dentist.
“I think that the parents should be able to be very direct in the decision that they want to make, but I think they should also have the guidance of a dental team that they can trust,” he adds.
The number of children using wheel dentists has increased, and Burdack says that there are still some issues that parents still need to be aware of.
“We know that there is still a lot more education out there that needs to be done,” he advises.
“There is still very much a need to educate the parents about what they’re doing and how it affects their children, and also how it can impact their children.”
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