Fear of going to the dentist often stems from a traumatic childhood experience. Back in the day, dentistry tools and anesthesia were not at the level of sophistication that they currently are, often leading to more painful procedures. Lucky for you, and your children, technological advances in the field of dentistry have allowed for a much more pleasant, virtually pain-free dental experience.
Once upon a time, children visited the same dentist as their parents. This practice isn’t as common, as pediatric dentistry has become more specialized. Stephanie Crowe, a New York mother of three, recalled her experience in the U.S. News article, “From One Generation to the Next, Dental Care Changes.” She took her child to visit her dentist and much to her surprise, was turned away. Crowe was advised to take her kids to a pediatric dentist, where she said her little ones felt more comfortable, and it was more like going to a pediatrician’s office. In addition to a more welcoming environment, these specialized offices are now treating children differently than in previous years. Fluoride treatments have become more effective and even taste good to most kids. Dental sealants are now often applied to molars to help prevent decay. Additionally, there are several new tools available over the counter, like special mouthwash that identifies areas that aren’t clean, that help kids learn to develop good oral hygiene at a young age.
But kids aren’t the only ones benefiting from recent dental developments. If you haven’t been to the dentist in awhile for fear of the associated pain, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all of the options available through sedation dentistry. At Miami Dental Sedation Spa, Dr. Sanchez and Dr. Vidal use the most cutting-edge technology coupled with sophisticated anesthesia to provide quality care in a relaxed environment. So now, routine visits or necessary procedures can be completed virtually pain-free, to give you the healthiest, and best looking mouth possible. Times, they sure are changing, and it’s definitely not your mother’s dentist anymore.