Young adults are particularly vulnerable to the marketing machine being deployed by DIY orthodontics companies. Not every adult is willing to wear braces. This is when the marketing of the DIY aligner trays can be dangerously enticing. However, tooth movement is both an art and a science that requires the proper diagnosis and supervision to [...]
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It’s natural to want to introduce only trusted friends to your kids, and your long-time dentist could certainly be one. But your child needs a pediatric dentist the same way they need a pediatrician instead of a general practitioner/primary care doctor. Here are the main reasons why your child needs a pediatric dentist: Your child’s [...]
Sports give our kids something to get up for in the mornings. The highest risk of mouth injury comes during participation in basketball, football, hockey, martial arts, and boxing. While many sports are not operating at full capacity during the pandemic, the governor has recently opened up opportunities for more sports to resume practice and [...]
Teething is both a joyous (developmental milestone) and anxious (complicates feeding and new responsibilities for parents) time for parents. Babies can have a hard time with this developmental milestone, and they often bite, cry, struggle to eat and sometimes have a higher temperature than usual. Oh, and the drooling. These are signs that your baby [...]
Kids with tooth sensitivity can have diminished enthusiasm for food or even difficulty eating. It’s sad when they hesitate to eat or drink, especially at school or in public when experiencing pain might embarrass them. It’s not just food that can trigger tooth sensitivity: sudden changes in temperature can also cause pain. And many younger [...]
We’re sure many of you have either experienced or heard stories of mom’s dental health being effected by their pregnancies. Is that just from some of mom’s calcium being redirected to the baby? Is it something pregnant women just have to accept as part of pregnancy? The answer is no. Here is some information about [...]
Many of our orthodontics patients and parents of patients tell us when they begin learning more about orthodontic care and proper growth and development that they are surprised by some of the things they hear. Reasons for treatment, timing and technique are common areas of enlightenment and our doctors and staff are happy to share [...]
Sparkling water is carbonated to achieve that fizz you love, and carbonated drinks have more acid than water. But sparkling water is safe to consume in normal volumes. Acid in large quantities can be bad for your teeth but rest assured that sparkling water is always a better option in comparison to sugary drinks. If [...]
Baby teeth first appear in your child’s mouth around 6 months of age, and the last of them typically fall out around 12 years old. Because they are around for many years, it’s important to maintain their health and function. Baby teeth help your child chew food, and they are also important for speech, esthetics, [...]
Teens are more independent and their schedules are typically jam packed with school, sports and social activities. Parents tell us all the time how much harder it is to keep track of their kids hygiene and activities of daily living once the teen years begin. We want to help our parents continue to positively impact [...]