By Mark Llewellyn-JonesThe problem with dental chairs is that, once in a while, they can make you feel sick.
The symptoms can be anything from mild pain to headaches, and the worst ones can be life-threatening.
But, when they do, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what’s causing them.
The good news is that there are many things that can help prevent dental chair-related symptoms, including wearing a protective dental mask.
Dental chairs and their accompanying accessories are becoming increasingly popular among parents, particularly when it comes to children, with many people wondering whether it’s worth the investment of a costly piece of equipment when it’s easy to use.
Here are five tips that you can use to prevent dental chairs syndrome:Make sure you’ve got a good dental maskThe first step is to ensure that your dental kit contains a dental mask with a fitted mouthpiece.
It can be a bit tricky to get one of the best available dental masks at a reasonable price, but if you’re worried about what your child might be experiencing, check out our guide to what your children should be wearing when they have dental appointments.
Be careful with what you put onThe dental chair may seem like a simple task, but the first step to making sure you’re taking the right precautions is to get a good-quality dental mask, as this can help reduce the likelihood of having dental chair symptoms.
Dentists advise you to wear a dental-style mask for the first five minutes of the visit, and to avoid any unnecessary or potentially harmful cosmetic items that could be causing the symptoms.
A good rule of thumb is that you should wear the mask at least three times a day, and that it should be worn as soon as possible after the dental appointment.
Keep it cleanIt’s important that you clean your dental chair regularly, especially when you’re not at home with your child.
You may find that your dentist has been able to remove a tooth or two in the past and that the mask is starting to wear down, but you should check the dentists’ reports and confirm if any further dental work needs to be done before you give up on it.
Avoid using a toothbrush or other tools to remove dental plaqueDental tools can be useful for removing plaque from teeth, but they can also make dental chair visits more difficult.
It’s important to wash your teeth thoroughly before using a dental tool, but also to keep the tool clean, and don’t let it sit on your teeth.
Avoid brushing the toothbrush out with your fingers or with a towelIf you find yourself using a tool to remove plaque from your teeth, it could be a sign that your tooth is getting too old or has deteriorated over time.
If that’s the case, you may want to consider whether a tooth brush or other dental tools can help.
If you’re considering a dental procedure, take the time to ensure you’ve checked all the information about it.
If a dentist has recommended that you get a replacement toothbrush, it may not be worth the extra expense to replace it, and if you’ve already bought a new toothbrush for yourself, you’ll probably be better off buying a new one from a different brand.
There are some good ways to prevent tooth decayThere’s nothing quite as satisfying as using a powerful toothbrush to remove tooth decay, and there are a few things you can do to help prevent it.
These tips will help:If you’ve found a new dental product, make sure you know what you’re gettingYour dentist may recommend that you buy a replacement brush or dental toolIf you don’t feel comfortable using your dental tool or brushing it out with a finger, you can always opt for a different toothbrush.
If you can’t afford to replace the one that you’ve bought, you could try using a different one from the brand you’ve previously used.
If there’s any doubt about whether a new brush or toothbrush is suitable for you, ask your dentistWhat if your dentist is unsure about a new or replacement brush?
It’s a good idea to speak to your dentist about the issue before making a decision.
The most common reason for having a toothache, is to try to get rid of the plaque that has built up in the tooth.
If your dentist doesn’t think you have plaque, they may recommend you see a specialist.