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Don’t Lie About Brushing and Flossing Habits

2021-07-20T19:01:18+00:00

It can be tempting to try to cover up for the lapse in flossing or brushing at home. Especially if your child doesn’t like to brush their teeth or never lets you help them. Although your child or teen might feel tempted to lie about how well they’re doing, their teeth and gums will always speak for themselves!  We’re Not Here [...]

Don’t Lie About Brushing and Flossing Habits2021-07-20T19:01:18+00:00

Are Cavities Preventable?

2021-07-13T16:18:54+00:00

In the majority of situations, tooth decay is completely preventable.   Cavities are a byproduct of type of bacterial infection.  The specific bacteria most responsible for causing cavities is Streptococcus Mutans.  This bacterium is present in every mouth on the planet.  Parents pass it to children and every toddler erupting teeth has this bacterium in the oral [...]

Are Cavities Preventable?2021-07-13T16:18:54+00:00

Embrace Screen Time for Dental Health

2021-06-23T18:10:38+00:00

Kids love using smartphones, tablets, and apps for just about anything. Unfortunately, they don’t always love brushing and flossing their teeth. If you’re looking for a way to help your child clean their teeth more effectively twice a day, there are more resources available than ever. Especially when it comes to helping your child clean [...]

Embrace Screen Time for Dental Health2021-06-23T18:10:38+00:00

Don’t Forget Dental Safety for Spring and Summer Sports

2021-06-08T19:14:41+00:00

Did you know that the summer months are one of the most common times to see dental emergencies in children? One of the biggest reasons why is because kids are involved in activities like swimming (slippery surfaces), soccer (bumps and hits to the mouth), and snacking extra throughout the day on treats like popsicles or [...]

Don’t Forget Dental Safety for Spring and Summer Sports2021-06-08T19:14:41+00:00

Masking Policies

2021-05-19T21:39:28+00:00

Dear Patient and Parents, On Thursday May 13, the CDC updated guidance for unmasking of vaccinated persons in public settings.  On Saturday May 15, Michigan lifted the mask requirements for most indoor and outdoor settings for fully vaccinated residents.  The CDC guidance applies to non-healthcare settings only and does not change the masking policy here [...]

Masking Policies2021-05-19T21:39:28+00:00

Choose the Right Snacks to Keep Kids Teeth Healthy?

2021-05-18T19:22:50+00:00

With kids at home all the time, they also seem to be eating all the time. Your pantry’s stash of snacks are always dangerously low and the kids just seem to keep eating. We know, we’ve been there too.   While convenient snacks are understandable, you can still make smart choices that would affect your child’s physical [...]

Choose the Right Snacks to Keep Kids Teeth Healthy?2021-05-18T19:22:50+00:00

What Causes Sensitive Teeth in Kids?

2021-05-11T21:12:52+00:00

It might not be a stretch to say that every person has experienced the occasional tooth sensitivity at one point or another, whether it’s from fervently biting into your ice cream bar or using a few too many whitening strips before your next big event.  Whatever the cause, it’s not a pleasant feeling. Tooth sensitivity can happen at any age and can be prevented with consistent oral hygiene [...]

What Causes Sensitive Teeth in Kids?2021-05-11T21:12:52+00:00

Make Retainers Last Longer With These Tips

2021-05-05T15:36:12+00:00

Keeping your teeth in perfect alignment requires some smart decisions and continued execution once orthodontic treatment is complete.  We’re here to make sure you know the important basics of proper retainer care to increase the longevity of your retainer and make sure your pearly whites stay looking their best for the long haul! Orthodontic treatment [...]

Make Retainers Last Longer With These Tips2021-05-05T15:36:12+00:00

Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan Honored as 2021 Top Dentists by Hour Detroit

2021-04-27T20:19:10+00:00

We are proud to announce that Hour Detroit has listed our doctors as Top Dentists 2021. Dr. Curt Ralstrom, Dr. Martin Makowski, Dr. Renee Fraser, Dr. Elizabeth Ralstom, Dr. Ari Thanasas, and Dr. Alan (“AJ”) Ker have been honored with this recognition.   Candidates are selected by a vote of their peers to be included in this esteemed list. The [...]

Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan Honored as 2021 Top Dentists by Hour Detroit2021-04-27T20:19:10+00:00

Dental Care for Children with Autism

2021-04-14T15:03:12+00:00

If you’re a parent to a child with autism, we understand how challenging even the most “routine” daily activities can be. From choosing clothing to sitting down for a meal, you know better than anyone what your child needs. But when it comes to their dental health, you may feel like you’re at a loss. [...]

Dental Care for Children with Autism2021-04-14T15:03:12+00:00
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