Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan will be closed Monday January 28th thru Wednesday January 30th for the installation and employee training of a new software program. The office will reopen for patients on Thursday January 31st. We will be providing 24-hour emergency care for all patients during this closure. Should you need emergency [...]
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Parents are more familiar with dental crowns because they might have dental crowns themselves on their adult teeth. But, sometimes our pediatric dentists will recommend a crown on a baby tooth. And, this doesn’t make a lot of sense to people when they consider that baby teeth usually fall out and are replaced by adult [...]
We all know about the benefits of brushing, flossing, regular visits to the dentist and avoiding sticky sweets. We’ve also written about the potential harm of consuming too many liquid dental villains (juice, soda, Gatorade!). But there are other surprising items and activities that can damage the teeth of both kids and adults. Here is a [...]
Eruption times vary for every child. It’s okay to be proud of your babies when they cut teeth “early!” But it’s also okay when it seems to be slow going. There is really nothing wrong with early or late eruption and there isn’t anything that you can do to change it (though a pediatric dentist [...]
A dry mouth is uncomfortable for kids and adults alike. Kids lose appetite or may ask for sugary drinks to relieve their dry mouth. Sometimes kids can’t even tell why they’re uncomfortable. They might be fussy at bedtime. Kids may want to eat again or end up drinking too much water-- and for younger kiddies, [...]
Winter is a very busy time for us all. Holidays, shopping, trips out of town, keeping the kids occupied indoors! Winter is also a busy time for pediatric dentists working to help youngsters healthy with good preventative dental care. Why people have more dental health issues in the winter It’s cold! Cold weather can increase tooth [...]
The stocking can be a tricky item to fill around the holidays because it can only fit certain size items – and these tend to be candy related from our experience. Aside from spelling trouble for their teeth, there are already so many sweets consumed around the holidays anyway. We have some stocking stuffer recommendations from your [...]
It seems like everywhere you look, someone is promoting the benefits of charcoal be it for the skin, the teeth or for detoxifying treatments. Parents are particularly curious about charcoal whitening and whether it is a safer or more effective alternative to whitening using hydrogen peroxide solutions for their own or their children’s teeth. What [...]
Have your kids asked you that question? What happens if I don’t brush?! Some patients have asked us that! We share the answer in this article, with scientific information to help us prevent our sometimes stubborn children better understand why we do this super-important 3x daily activity. What happens when your child stops brushing? A [...]
When you think of aging gracefully, you think of being positive about your image and feeling and/or looking younger than your age. The fact is, orthodontists play a huge role in helping us overcome or limit the effects of gravity (which is undefeated, by the way) and would love to serve as you unsung hero [...]