Like a horror movie the sound of a drill, saw and other grinding equipment coming at you will make you run and hide. This is possibly one of the reasons many people don’t like the dentist. In fact, many people will associate going to the dentist as being a character in a horror movie.
One way to get over the fear of the dentist is to first understand what it is they do as well as the tools they use to do it with. The fear we have at the dentist can be overcome with the knowledge of dental handpieces, pics, drills and scrapers.
The primary purpose of the dentist is to ensure your teeth are healthy and strong. To do this they need to get into your mouth and poke around. This may require a pic that will scrape tartar off of your teeth. As we brush, we remove tarter and other buildups. However, when we fail to brush our teeth, over time this tarter will grow and become really hard to remove with a toothbrush alone. This is why dentists use a pic.
Drills are used to cut their way through the decayed areas of your teeth. When the bad decayed areas are removed the dentist then has a clean work area to fill in with dental material to repair your tooth. Even though the drill sounds loud and is scary to look at, the job is to remove the bad for the good to be installed.
Brushing your teeth and keeping them well maintained is a simple job. Building good oral health habits may be a little more difficult. The best way to ensure that you are caring for your mouth is to have a routine of brushing in the morning, before you go to bed and any time you eat during the day.