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 [...]
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Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan Honored as 2021 Top Dentists by Hour DetroitPediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan2021-04-27T20:19:10+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 [...]
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. [...]
Between 2010 and 2020, the prevalence of autism rose from 1 in 125 children to 1 in 59. To raise awareness, encourage early childhood screening, and improve acceptance, the Autism Society proclaimed April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day and the entire month of April as Autism Acceptance Month. At our Michigan pediatric dental and orthodontic practice, we recognize Autism Acceptance Month [...]
With Easter just around the corner, it’s practically impossible to avoid candy. And as with just about anything, the key to keeping your family’s smiles healthy through holidays is to eat sweets in moderation. Here are 4 important tips from our experts on safeguarding your child’s teeth over the Easter holiday: #1 - Stick to Softer, Meltable Candy [...]
You know how puppies and kittens fear absolutely nothing? Babies are the same. Fearless and curious about everything! That’s why we love meeting kids and their parents who are absolutely enthusiastic about starting off dental experiences early and positively. Start at home. It’s a daily part of the family routine. Make it a part of their [...]
There’s no set time for it. As soon as you see your toothbrush beginning to look worn out, it’s probably time to replace it. If someone in the family gets ill, however, always change their toothbrush immediately to avoid using a bacteria or virus-contaminated toothbrush even if it still appears to be in good condition. If you notice someone’s toothbrush needs [...]
Your child’s connection with his or her orthodontist lasts for years before, during, and after treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends your child’s first orthodontic evaluation at age 7 by a pediatric dentist or orthodontist. This means the orthodontist will truly be part of your child’s growth and development. Choosing your orthodontist is [...]
Is it too early for orthodontics? What are the pros and cons of early orthodontics? We get these questions a lot. Many parents want to be proactive about their children’s teeth, but naturally don’t want to do it wrong. And, no one wants to spend money they don’t have to. So, how do you know [...]
The Tooth Fairy just feels like one of the best traditions we have with our kids. Why? Santa certainly brings excitement and makes you want to be good, Halloween fosters creativity and wonder, but the Tooth Fairy makes a new, and sometimes painful, experience a magical one. And, children’s belief in the Tooth Fairy seems [...]