Archive for February, 2014

Preventing Decay

It is very important to try to prevent decay of your child’s primary teeth. As soon as teeth appear in the mouth, decay can occur. One of the risk factors for this “baby bottle tooth decay” is frequent and prolonged exposure of a baby’s teeth to liquids containing sugar. These liquids could include milk, breast […]

Teething Toddlers

Teething is the word used to describe the lengthy process by which a child’s baby teeth merge from their gums. For most kids, this begins around the age of six months and continues until all twenty teeth are erupted. This usually ends by the time the child is around the age of two or two […]

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders arise from a variety of complex physical, emotional, and social issues. They can also be devastating to your oral health. More than 10 million Americans are affected by serious eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. These eating disorders can also affect a person’s […]

Sedation for Your Kids

The American Dental Association offers the following questions that parents and guardians should ask concerning in-office sedation or general anesthesia for their children. Who will provide the pre-operative evaluation of the child including their past medical history such as allergies, current prescription medications and previous illnesses? What is the recommended time the child should be […]

Braces

If you have a malocclusion(or “bad bite”) ,crooked or misaligned teeth, you may benefit from braces. Braces can help improve your smile and correct these problems. They can also improve your overall health. Untreated orthodontic problems can lead to cavities or gum disease because it may be hard to clean between your teeth. Braces come […]