It can look adorable when little ones do it, but thumb sucking is a bad habit that needs to be broken not just because your baby is growing up but also because thumb sucking can lead to serious dental and orthodontic problems if not corrected. “Most commonly, children naturally stop thumb sucking by the time [...]
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During winter and colder temperatures, children may be more prone to issues with and complain more about sensitive teeth. Children can have this problem much the same as an adult. While the bitter colds winds that come and go with Michigan winters can be enough to cause a “zing” to the teeth, often the effect [...]
Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Specialists of Michigan is offering free orthodontic evaluations throughout the month of February. This makes it the perfect opportunity for you or your child to be screened or evaluated for orthodontic problems and to discuss possible solutions. However, one of the most common questions we get is “does my child really [...]
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and we’re celebrating with 50% off dental sealants and free orthodontic evaluations throughout the entire month! Our office focuses intently on education and prevention and sealants and early screening for orthodontic problems are some of the best ways you can assure your child has a healthy, beautiful bite.This [...]
Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan Launches New Website, Celebrates 50th AnniversaryPediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan 2018-01-16T19:19:38+00:00
At Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan we value technology and innovation as it helps us provide an outstanding patient experience and high quality care. We have never felt like our practice lived within the four walls of our office as we love to be involved in our community. But, we also really value [...]
Interceptive orthodontics, also known as phase I orthodontics, essentially refers to any situation where growth, development, or eruption of teeth is far enough outside of the normal limits that some amount of interventional orthodontics is required to reestablish a normal growth and eruption sequence for a developing child. True to its name, it intercepts orthodontic [...]
Sealing out decay with dental sealants is a terrific way to ensure your child doesn’t suffer a toothache. Kids can often neglect brushing their molars as they are harder to see and more challenging to brush with all of the pits and fissures on biting surfaces. If these areas aren’t properly cared for, it can [...]
Unfortunately, kids getting a tooth knocked out (avulsion) is relatively common. First aid and knowing what to do in the heat of a moment often means the difference between saving the tooth or losing it. Avulsion is more common among boys than girls, and often occurs at age 7 to 9, just when permanent incisors [...]
Does breastfeeding cause tooth decay in babies and toddlers? Does nursing affect mothers’ teeth? Mother’s oral health changes during pregnancy is another topic entirely, but it’s closely connected to baby. Here are the truths about breastfeeding and your baby’s dental health. Teething doesn't mean weaning The most frequently asked question, especially among new mothers: should [...]
A digital impression scanner, also known in our office as “the iTero,” makes everyone’s job easier and the patient more comfortable. Ask any kid or teenager about the second worst part of their orthodontics experience and chances are he or she will tell you it was the “nasty, goopy impressions.” The top spot goes to [...]