Summer is not complete without enjoying the great outdoors. Kids and parents alike love camping, tromping through trails, and exploring the wilderness! Are you going camping or hiking? Here are some tips from your favorite dentists and orthodontists! Everyone should have a water bottle. And it should be filled with water, not juice or any [...]
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Kids hate being nagged about anything, but in this case, a reminder (or ten) can work to make sure your child takes care of his/her retainer. Lost retainers are expensive to replace and the risk of tooth shifting escalates when patients go without retainers (especially immediately after getting the braces removed). Our Tips: Discuss retainer [...]
Vacation is not just for your kids: some parents are also on vacation from early mornings, lunch bag prep and the morning rush to get the kids to school on time. Our routines do shift a little in the summer and there may be a little more time to enjoy special experiences and treats. But [...]
We have found over the years that some of our patients do not see the dentist regularly when they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The main reason being that the patient or parent felt that they were seeing a dentist monthly for orthodontic adjustments. However, the orthodontist is not equipped to clean the teeth or diagnose [...]
We all love a picture of a giggling baby with an open mouth and no teeth to show. There may not be anything cuter. But, many parents are surprised to find out that babies are actually born with teeth. They’re just not visible until they emerge when the baby is, on average, six to 12 [...]
The entire team at Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan pride ourselves in our personal approach to dental and orthodontic care. For both “sides” of our office, pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, we make a point to provide personal consultations with our doctors for evaluation and treatment explanation appointments. Believe it or not, this is [...]
Block parties and summer gatherings can make it difficult to maintain optimal dental health for our children. It’s the season of chips, barbeque sauce, popsicles and smores. While we’re certainly not trying to be party poopers, we do have some recommendations to help your teeth stay healthy and white while you enjoy the party. We [...]
It’s 2019 and technology has stormed the orthodontic profession in a profound way. While the tried-and-true orthodontic treatment with braces and wires is not going away anytime soon, digital technologies of oral scanning and software manipulation of plastic have allowed for amazing tooth movement abilities with alternatives such as clear aligners. When we have a [...]
Not surprisingly, the food we eat can have a positive or negative effect on our dental health — and not just in the way they stick to teeth, or how sugary or acidic they can be. Kids need to grow up knowing the right foods to eat to maintain a healthy bite and smile but [...]
School’s out! You and your kids will be spending the most time together during the summer of any time throughout the year. This is a great time to continue to cultivate amazing self-care habits and parents can take on their roles as first teachers — especially when it comes to dental hygiene. June is Oral [...]