Spring is finally here, with summer soon following. Sports and other outdoor activities can spell a lot of trouble for kids’ teeth if they’re not protected. That’s where mouthguards come in. Dr. Elizabeth said, “Mouthguards don’t just protect kids from losing their teeth; they also protect the soft tissues of the tongue, cheeks and lips.” [...]
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Summer and winter break are perfect for your kids’ dental appointments. We can examine, protect, and restore their teeth before they go back to school. They can enjoy the summer with clean teeth, with dental sealants that will protect their teeth from sugary snacks they’ll (at least try to) sneak past you. Summer is also [...]
Growing teenage patients who might be too conscious about having braces can now benefit from Invisalign with mandibular advancement. A lot of teens have overbites, or class II malocclusions. About 45% of the annual 9 million cases are class II malocclusions, according to Align Technology, and sadly, a lot of teens leave it alone rather [...]
Water flossing isn’t new. It was introduced in 1962. Since then more and more water flossers have come into the marketplace with new features that have improved their efficacy and convenience. While they will never be as portable as traditional string floss that can fit in your pocket, they do make portable ones now too! [...]
Calcium is crucial for dental health and children’s physical growth. The best source of calcium is dairy. Milk, cheese, yogurt. Unfortunately, many kids and adults alike are lactose-intolerant, making dairy a problematic source for calcium intake. Lactose intolerance can be mild or severe. Avoiding triggers is important. So aside from supplements, where can you and [...]
Most mouth injuries should be examined by your pediatric dentist right away. Teeth need to be examined for hairline cracks, the mouth needs to be examined for fractures to the bones, and soft tissues need to be examined to assure no foreign objects have made their way in. If enamel is damaged or chipped, it [...]
Pediatricians are the doctors that have a passion for and expertise in treatment of common conditions in children. Likewise, pediatric dentists have a passion for caring for children and have expertise in the appropriate development and prevention and treatment of common dental conditions in children’s mouths. Parents choose us for their children’s dental care because [...]
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children have their first orthodontic evaluation by age 7. This allows orthodontists to assess growth and development, and to perform early interceptive orthodontics, when necessary. Catching problems as they develop and before they mushroom into bigger problems is critical. You might think nothing’s wrong, or feel like waiting [...]
Easter egg hunts will be starting up soon and we know from having our own children and talking with yours about Easter baskets that our children’s teeth are going to be bombarded with sugar soon. Just like around Halloween, candy is everywhere. Easter bunny gummies, Easter egg chocolates, Peeps, colorful candies… We know the kids [...]
It is the mission of everyone that serves the community by working in our office to create an atmosphere of inclusion and to assure that every single individual that sets foot in our office is treated with “Special Care from the Beginning.” We are participating in and recognizing National Autism Awareness Month because many of [...]