Like thumb-sucking, the pacifier is “harmless and helpful” until it isn’t. We want our kids to grow and develop without habits that hold them back or, in the case of pacifiers or digit habits, negatively effect their dental development. Binkies or pacis can help parents and soothe babies so much, though. It can be challenging [...]
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In an article from Metro Parent, Dr. Elizabeth spoke about how using too much toothpaste can affect kids and their teeth. A recent survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that kids may be using too much toothpaste. This report found that kids ages 3 to 6 are using too much toothpaste [...]
We love serving our community, and it’s humbling to see the community showing us a lot of love as we were recently named the Most Loved Pediatric Dentist in Hulafrog’s 2019 Most Loved Awards! Hulafrog is Macomb’s newsletter for in-the-know parents, full of the events and workshops you and your kids can enjoy around town [...]
Tooth extractions can be stressful for both children and their parents. At Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan, we aim to make every experience as comfortable as possible for everyone. Here’s our guide to tooth extractions! First of all, why are teeth extracted. In our office, we hope the only teeth being extracted are [...]
March 3-9 we are recognizing all of our wonderful staff members during Dental Assistants Recognition Week, or “DARW.” This event is sponsored through several organizations, including the American Dental Association and the American Dental Assistants Association. The theme for 2019 acknowledges the growing importance of dentistry's role in health care and the responsibilities of dental [...]
It’s confusing to think that juice may be bad for our children when we consider the main ingredients in most juices are fruits and vegetables. Additionally, many adults are participating are aware of some of the benefits of juicing as part of their own nutrition plan. Parents are usually aware of the risk of consuming [...]
Actually, this is a conversation that can go both ways when parents ask us about tooth eruption in our office. Some parents are shocked that children still have teeth to lose after age 10 while some also think their children have lost too many at this point! Parents are always proud and curious when their [...]
Ahhh freedom! Kids (teens and adults included) love getting their braces off. They can eat all foods again without worrying about damaging any brackets. Brushing and flossing is a bit easier too. It’s a great time! Here’s what you can expect during and after that happy appointment! What happens at the removal of the braces: [...]
It seems like our lives get busier by the year and one of the things that can be hard to fit in between all the other more regular activities like school and sports is the every 6 month dental visit. We encourage all parents to keep regular dental visits and there are many reasons why. [...]
If it’s the right kind of gum, yes, it can prevent cavities. Clinical studies have found that sugarless gum helps prevent tooth decay in kids and adults alike. How does it work? Chewing naturally increases the flow of saliva in the mouth. If you’re only chewing sugarless gum rather than food or sugary treats, the [...]