Why exactly do we need to brush at least twice a day? Inquiring little minds might want to know (and we’d like to give them the right answer as parents and health care providers). Here are the answers from your specialists at Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan. First, let’s talk about plaque. Plaque [...]
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We celebrate World Oral Health Day every year on March 20. Many people have used this date as a trigger for declaring an oral health pledge. What’s your pledge going to be? Maybe you can pledge to always go to the dentist every 6 months? Or pledge to floss every day! It’s the largest campaign [...]
Dear patient families at Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan, Due to the recommendations put out this afternoon by the Michigan Dental Association after the statement by Governor Whitmer, we will be closing our office beginning Tuesday March 17th and remain closed until (at least) Monday April 6th. All appointments have been cancelled during [...]
Dear Patients at Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan, We understand and respect that you may be concerned about Coronavirus infection in public places…even at our state-of-the-art, sterilized office. At Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan, we want to assure you that our office practices Universal Precautions, which includes adherence to rigid sterilization [...]
Research conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) found that many children are going to their first orthodontic evaluation later than recommended. The AAO recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by age 7. Due to the unique nature of our practice putting together both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in the same office, [...]
Where would we all be--doctors and patients-- without our dental assistants? March 1-7 is dedicated to them and we couldn’t be prouder of our dental assistants for their commitment to excellence. Each of them makes sure every patient who comes in through the doors of our office feels welcome and comfortable. A 20/20 Dental Assistant: [...]
The Tooth Fairy is one of the most charming and fun traditions we have for our children. It’s fun to get money in exchange for your baby teeth as they fall out. Remember, making something that can possibly be upsetting (changes to children’s body) a fun experience can make it easier to deal with. Even [...]
As a result of the NHL suspending their season, we will be closing our Tooth Fairy Raffle For Red Wings Tickets promotion early and changing the prize. Entries will be accepted until midnight Thursday 3/12. We will randomly select two winners who will each receive a $50 Target gift card! The winners will be contacted [...]
Many parents are unsure of what to expect when anticipating their child’s first dental visit. We’d love to share some tips to help you prepare for your child’s first experience and build a lifetime of positive dental visits. 1. Start early. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association both recommend that children [...]
Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids and teens and our orthodontists love our adult patients for their uniqueness and interesting personalities. Many adults think and dream of orthodontic treatment but are indecisive about taking the plunge and starting treatment. Some adults have told us “kids come first, I’ll do it when they are done.” Other [...]