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Family Dentists and Dentist for Children in St Louis

Friday, July 25th, 2014

What should you do to become a pediatric dentist


Do you want to become a dentist for children? If this is your dream job, you should further read this article in order to find out what you have to do to become one, even if you live in areas such as St Louis.

First of all, as many people say, you must be the right kind of person for this job, because not anyone can work with children. Working with children is also difficult because of the difference in size. So, we can say that you have to be patient, smart, kind, have very good manual dexterity, you also need good people skills.

If you think you have what it needs, you first have to graduate from high-school. After successfully graduating in some cases you have to complete a 4-year university degree, and only then you can enter in the dental school. Dental school, usually takes up to 4 years to complete, and after graduating you have to practice. When you graduate, you can receive a DDS (Doctor in Dental Surgery), or a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine).

You now have to follow a special qualification course in order to become a Pediatric Dentist, or a dentist for children, as most of the people say. You can follow a specialization course not only in Pediatric Dentistry, but also in Maxillofacial Surgery, Endodontics, and also in Oral Pathology, or Radiology.

To sum up, we can say that even though at first, becoming a dentist looks to be easy, it can take up to 10 years to successfully graduate, and to start working on your own. This is another reason why this job is not for anyone, and only few people decide to start a career as a dentist for children.

Clear Adult Braces and Invisalign in St Louis

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The advantages and disadvantages of using Invisalign


Are you looking for a way to properly align your teeth, but you do not want to choose the classical dental braces? If your answer to this question is yes, then probably the best solution for your problem would be using Invisalign. You should continue reading this article to find out all the advantages and disadvantages of this dental align equipment, which nowadays is available even in areas such as St Louis.

The Invisalign medical equipment has many advantages over the traditional dental braces, from which the most important are:

  • The fact that it is completely transparent, which makes it the preferred choice among adults who are most of the times ashamed when wearing metal braces.
  • You can always get it off when eating, so food will not get in the inter-dental spaces.
  • After wearing it, your teeth, and gums will not suffer any damage, unlike when wearing metal braces which can shorten the root of the teeth, and also cause teeth decay, because these cannot be cleaned after eating.
  • Also because you can remove it whenever you like, you will have no restrictions when it comes to what you can eat, or drink.
  • Doctors have conducted studies which show that Invisalign straightens teeth much faster, in a period of around 12 to 18 months, unlike metal braces, which can take up to 90 months to properly align the teeth.

As with all other medical equipment, Invisalign also has its disadvantages. The most important are:

  • It can be very expensive.
  • It can easily be lost because you have to remove it every time you eat something.
  • This equipment is not advised for those who have trouble with unequal teeth length.
  • It gets damaged very fast if the patient grinds or clenches his or hers teeth.

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Straight Talk About Crooked Teeth

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