An orthodontist is a specially trained dentist who can straighten teeth and align jaws with devices such as traditional orthodontic braces, retainers, and other treatments. Tooth and jaw disorders can be hereditary or related to tooth decay, accidents, or personal habits. Problems like overlapping teeth,...Continue reading..
Pediatric dentists play a critical role in maximizing oral health for infants and children. Pediatricians and dental professionals agree that every child should see a dentist by the time he or she is one year old. Tooth decay has reached epidemic proportions in American children. One out of every four...Continue reading..
Even before birth, your baby’s teeth were starting to develop as tiny buds beneath his gums. If you’re wondering when his baby teeth and permanent teeth will make an appearance, the following tooth loss timeline can serve as your guide. Keep in mind that these are just rough estimates; a first tooth...Continue reading..
Many children and teens adopt strange eating patterns, but if your child develops an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, there could be serious medical and dental consequences. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of eating disorders is important. If your child has anorexia, he or she may eat...Continue reading..
April is observed as National Anxiety Month in America, and a study conducted by Delta Dental has revealed interesting evidence that dental fear is a learned behavior. According to Delta's nationwide poll, about half of participating parents with kids aged 12 and under are afraid of the dentist. The...Continue reading..
Did you know that the American Dental Association recommends that children be examined by a dentist within six months of getting their first tooth and no later than their first birthday? Your child’s dental care is essential to their health, but it's just as important that both you and your child are...Continue reading..
When you wear braces, oral hygiene is extremely important. Braces have tiny spaces where plaque and food particles can easily get trapped. If debris is not removed effectively by brushing and flossing, tooth decay and enamel stains may occur around brackets and bands. Learning how to brush around braces...Continue reading..
Tooth decay in children is the most common chronic childhood disease in the nation. Sadly, by the time they start kindergarten, a quarter of American children have never had a dental exam. Many parents simply don’t know when it’s appropriate for their children to start seeing a dentist, and they...Continue reading..
If you have children or teens who play contact sports, or engage in other athletic activities, it is extremely important to protect them from sports-related dental injuries. Any family dentist can tell you how accidental blows and falls can severely damage teeth, soft tissues, and even bone. Knocked-out...Continue reading..
If you have crooked teeth, a trip to the orthodontist is in your future. Orthodontists specialize in correcting the way your teeth line up and fit together when you bite. Your orthodontist can take X-rays and make molds of your teeth to determine if you need to wear corrective brackets called braces,...Continue reading..