Your child’s connection with his or her orthodontist lasts for years before, during, and after treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends your child’s first orthodontic evaluation at age 7 by a pediatric dentist or orthodontist. This means the orthodontist will truly be part of your child’s growth and development. Choosing your orthodontist is [...]
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Is it too early for orthodontics? What are the pros and cons of early orthodontics? We get these questions a lot. Many parents want to be proactive about their children’s teeth, but naturally don’t want to do it wrong. And, no one wants to spend money they don’t have to. So, how do you know [...]
The Tooth Fairy just feels like one of the best traditions we have with our kids. Why? Santa certainly brings excitement and makes you want to be good, Halloween fosters creativity and wonder, but the Tooth Fairy makes a new, and sometimes painful, experience a magical one. And, children’s belief in the Tooth Fairy seems [...]
Many holidays are celebrated throughout the year in part by indulging in rich foods in excessive quantities and Valentine’s Day is no exception to this rule. Parents might be looking forward to a delicious dinner with a nice bottle of wine but your kids are more likely to be excited about the many chocolate bars, [...]
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and this year it celebrates water. The 2021 slogan is “Water: Nature’s Drink.” Tap water and fluoride Fluoride in tap water helps prevent cavities. Regular consumption of tap water along with regular brushing and flossing helps to create healthy teeth. Fluoride is a mineral naturally found in our [...]
Sharks are infamous for their rows and rows of sharp, jagged teeth. As adult teeth start to develop sometimes baby teeth like to hold on a little too long. This can create a second row of teeth instead of the adult tooth simply taking the baby tooth's place. Baby teeth have important roles in your [...]
Invisalign can be an attractive appliance option for orthodontic treatment for kids and teens because it’s nearly invisible. That’s the top benefit! Another thing our patients love about Invisalign: there are no food restrictions and less problems like pokey wires. But while Invisalign is more accurate and effective than ever, it’s still not for everyone. [...]
How long fillings last depends on what type of filling your child has and any other conditions present. We typically say that fillings last about 7-10 years. The longevity of fillings depends on many factors, however. The size of the filling, the way the teeth fit or bite together (this will usually be much better [...]
Colds and flu aren’t the only things that are common in winter. Dental problems can also come to light during winter months for many reasons. Here’s several ways the cold weather can impact your oral health, and how to minimize or avoid that impact. Dry mouth, cavities and toothaches It’s not just the usual [...]
You probably already have your kids’ wish lists for Santa. Wondering what else you can give them? We can help! And because we’re pediatric dentists and orthodontists, you can bet our suggestions are on the mouth health side of things! A Dentist/Medical Kit For your curious little one who loves imitating the dentist when at [...]