Preparing Your Child For the Dentist


Pediatric Dentist O'Fallon, ILIf you have a child who is afraid of going to the dentist, you are not alone. Let’s face it; there are many adults that find the dental office to be an intimidating environment. The sights, sounds and even smell of a dental office can create anxiety in many patients. At Soft Touch Dentistry, we go out of our way to change the way kids (and adults) view dental care. Our office environment is comfortable, inviting and includes a variety of kid-friendly amenities. However, your child’s anxiety can be significantly lowered if you prepare them for the dentist in the right way. How you speak to your child about his or her upcoming appointment is more important than you may think.  Once you’ve arrived at our office, we will gladly take it from there. (more…)

Why Dental Issues Just Can’t Wait


Female Dental Patient in Chair O'Fallon, ILLife is full of unexpected problems. While a broken chair in your dining room or noisy garage door are not cause for immediate action, issues within your dental health just can’t wait. In fact, putting off or neglecting dental treatment can lead to far worse problems than you started out with.

Dental problems can come in a variety of forms, from a sudden toothache or jaw symptoms to receding gums or painful sensitivity. Unless you are a certified dentist with an x-ray machine at your home, there’s little chance you’re accurately diagnosing your dental issues on your own. A trip to the dentist is almost always in order. (more…)