Four Things to Know About Baby Teeth

Four Things to Know About Baby Teeth

Whether a first-time mom, or a mom several times over, experiencing your baby’s developmental milestones is wonderful. When it comes to baby teeth, you want to make sure everything is on track with getting or loosing teeth, you are doing what you can to help, and, you may even want to celebrate it. With that in mind, here are 4 things to know about your baby’s dental health as well as some fun ways to celebrate along the way.

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What You Should Know About The Different Types of Teeth Whitening

What You Should Know About The Different Types of Teeth Whitening

With prom, graduation, and wedding season just around the corner, the photo opps will be numerous, and the resulting pictures, everlasting. In our selfie-crazed, photo-sharing world, it’s not a surprise the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that teeth whitening is the most commonly requested cosmetic dental procedure.

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What is the Best Age for Braces?

What is the Best Age for Braces?

Believe it or not, the need for braces extends beyond the obvious crooked teeth. It is not always evident to a parent that their child needs braces, which is why an orthodontic evaluation is an important part of kids’ dental care. Around age 7, a child should be evaluated for teeth crowding, misalignments, spaces or missing teeth, and bite. All of these factors help to determine whether or not a child would benefit from braces or other oral devices to help support good oral care, address speech, pain, or chewing concerns, and/or abnormal wear of the teeth.  The evaluation will help you to determine the best age for braces for your child’s specific situation.

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Kids Losing Teeth

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Kids Losing Teeth

As a parent, every milestone our children go through is both exciting and educational. As a first-time parent, we learn everything we can, either deliberately or by experience. And despite feeling more prepared when number two (or three or four) arrives, we soon discover all children are different and we get to learn something new all over again.

The same is true with baby teething and kids losing teeth.  Here’s what you need to know about kids losing teeth.

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Fluoride Dangers

Fluoride Dangers: A Dentist’s Perspective

Fluoride, it’s in the soil, it’s in the water, it’s in your toothpaste, it’s even found naturally in some foods! But the debate continues. Fluoride dangers have long been a topic of conversation among moms and other health conscious consumers worried about the products they use and consume. As a group of dentists, we want to share our perspective. In fact, there is   a direct link between the use of fluoride and improved oral health.

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