The school year has just started! Are your kids completely ready? All supplies bought? Vitamins and other supplements in the house? Healthy lunches planned or packed? What about their dental health? This should be part of your back-to-school prep! Dental health is a huge part of your child’s overall health as the mouth is the gateway [...]
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We get asked about tooth whitening all the time, especially after orthodontic treatment is complete. Everyone wants a great looking smile, especially today with so much of our lives being shared through social media. The rise of social media and increased connection between us using images seems to have increased the interest our patient families [...]
As the name suggests, digital orthodontic treatment is orthodontics aided by digital technology. Different from traditional orthodontics where patients and orthodontists work with analog generic braces and hand bent wires and the pink goop to get impressions, digital orthodontics can allow the orthodontist to make measurements, manufacture appliances, clear aligners, wires, and retainers with no-goop [...]
Parents are always very interested to discover that first tooth to erupt in their child’s mouth. It instills a certain sense of pride when children reach any developmental milestone and the arrival of teeth is a huge one as your baby will soon be ready to eat more complex foods to gain important nutrients for [...]
We always recommend that it’s best to start orthodontics early, but when exactly? Let’s cover the timelines of orthodontic evaluation and treatment in this article. 0-1 years The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you bring your child to the dentist within 6 months of his/her first tooth, or at 12 months, whichever comes [...]
What should I do if my child has a toothache? As parents, probably one of our largest priorities would be to prevent or remove any pain our child is feeling. Dental pain of any kind would definitely fall under this umbrella. However, dental pain is probably a bit under-reported by children compared to an acute [...]
Parents have busy schedules -- we know this ourselves! Over the past 50 years serving this community we have witnessed lives become even busier and school schedules become even more demanding. So, we make every effort to make our schedules with this in mind so that we can attempt to accommodate everyone early in the [...]
Parents can be anxious enough about their child’s dental appointments. We’re parents, too, so we know the feeling! So it can be very difficult and inconvenient to have to change a long standing appointment you have made for dental care. But there are circumstances when your child might get too uncomfortable (or be too contagious), and [...]
Are you a cheese family? If not, try it! It’s delicious, nutritious, and teeth friendly, especially for young baby teeth! Cheese is chewy, sour, sweet, crumbly and creamy -- sometimes all at once. Start your kids early on cheese and they’ll crave it as a healthy snack or even dessert. Cheese can be a very [...]
We celebrate all the milestones in our children’s development. Learning to walk, graduating from Velcro to tied laces or riding a school bus - there is so much to be excited about. Similarly, we encourage all parents to also ‘make a big deal’ about brushing, which is an important step in your child’s independence from [...]