When you receive dental treatment, we are often working very close to the gum tissue, which is full of lots of blood vessels. Because the gum tissue is so thin and may already be irritated if not brushed and flossed daily, it can be natural to bleed after a dental visit no matter how gentle [...]
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Kids and adults alike get relief from wear and tear on the teeth through dental restorations. Dental fillings may be needed because a tooth has decay (a cavity), is cracked or broken teeth, is teeth worn down by bruxism (grinding), nail-biting, injury or from using your teeth to grip or open things! What happens during [...]
We have several tips on winning against junk food. Junk food can have negative consequences for your general health. Most junk food begins its assault as soon as it enters the mouth. Kids are particularly susceptible due to the nature of the enjoyment associated with eating junk food and their lack of full understanding of [...]
Cracked tooth syndrome, or a fractured tooth, is prevalent and a challenge to dentists because it can be very hard for a patient and even the dentist to see or find. We always consider it as a possibility when a patient comes to us with a toothache. Does your child seem to have a bizarre [...]
Kids are often scared of the dentist because they are experiencing something they don’t fully understand and they don’t want to get bad news that they have a cavity. Because dental caries remains the most prevalent childhood illness, unfortunately we do have to be the bearer of bad news from time to time. But, don’t [...]
It’s not just adults asking for more cosmetic options for tooth straightening anymore. Teens and even some of our even younger patients are interested in the best “technology” to straighten their teeth. The two most popular options for straightening the teeth in a more “sneaky” way are Invisalign and ceramic/porcelain braces. Invisalign is a system [...]
Let’s take a look at children’s food options at school. Young children are often beholden to what they offer at the school but these snacks are typically very healthy. Choices become much more variable for older children when cafeteria lunches and vending machines have many choices. Dentists and orthodontists are on the front lines when [...]
Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan hope this post would help our young patients experience easy and comfortable recoveries after dental treatment. First of all, each and every child reacts differently to the after sensations of dental care but there are many generalities for what parents can expect their children to experience. Food is [...]
Children are exposed to a variety of images through the behavior of those they live with to things they see on television and this can lead to imitated behaviors. So when our children see us rinsing our mouths with the fun colorful liquid in the bathroom, they often want to use it too! So, naturally, [...]
Nail biting is one of the most common nervous habits in children, along with thumb sucking, nose picking, teeth grinding, hair twisting or pulling. “As parents, we want to stop nail biting because it can go on to adulthood,” says Dr. Elizabeth. “And if not corrected, it can lead to dental problems like jaw pain [...]