Having good dental health is a great way to help maintain overall body health. After all, anyone who has had a toothache can tell you that you can’t eat properly when your mouth hurts! But more than strong gums and healthy teeth, good dental hygiene helps to prevent bacteria and germs from invading your kid’s [...]
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Actually, either way is fine but there is a bit of logic for each dental hygiene battle rhythm! But, in general, we’re just happy when you floss and your teeth are clean. It’s really up to you and your child. Some kids (and adults!) prefer to brush first to remove the icky mouth feel of [...]
3D printing in orthodontics saves so much time and effort for parents and kids with braces, Invisalign treatment and retainers. Our clinic is proud to offer an iTero scanner as a solution for impressionless dentistry and orthodontic treatment. Our orthodontic specialists love it, and our pediatric dentists’ patients certainly love that they don’t have to [...]
It is incredibly important for children to have a routine of brushing and caring for their mouths as early in life as possible. The rationale is that if kids simply grow up with a daily routine, they get used to it and it becomes indispensible to them. However, routines change as kids grow up. Independence, [...]
Baby teeth can be problematic, but gaps and crooked little teeth can look adorable, and parents don’t think much of them because they’re just going to fall out. Unfortunately, this mindset is what often leads to longer, more extensive treatment once the adult teeth do come in at ages 11 to 12. In this case, [...]
Kids can be vocal about wounds and scrapes (they'll tell you they have phantom boo-boos to get a band aid) but they hardly ever speak up about toothaches, or anything in their mouth that is painful. We make it a point to make our office a pleasant place to visit, but sometimes we find that [...]
October is National Orthodontic Health Month. To celebrate, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan offers dental sealants at a 50% discount and provides complimentary orthodontic evaluations throughout the month. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic evaluation for all children by age 7. Your child’s teeth and jaw development would have progressed enough [...]
We hear from time to time some concerns raised by parents regarding the concept of early orthodontic treatment. These concerns typically revolve around why kids with baby teeth still in their mouth would have braces installed. We're here to clear the air a little on this concept by explaining some of the things early treatment [...]
The school year has just started! Are your kids completely ready? All supplies bought? Vitamins and other supplements in the house? Healthy lunches planned or packed? What about their dental health? This should be part of your back-to-school prep! Dental health is a huge part of your child’s overall health as the mouth is the gateway [...]
We get asked about tooth whitening all the time, especially after orthodontic treatment is complete. Everyone wants a great looking smile, especially today with so much of our lives being shared through social media. The rise of social media and increased connection between us using images seems to have increased the interest our patient families [...]