Posts Tagged ‘pediatric’
Why Pediatric Dental Appointments are Important to Start at Age-One?
Many parents don’t realize that dental visits should begin much earlier than they think. Did you know your child should have their first dental exam by age one or six months after the eruption of the first tooth? Further, they may question why this visit is important at such an early point in the child’s…Read More
Sealants, What are They and Why are They Important?
Dental sealants have become the standard of care in cavity prevention, especially when it comes to permanent molars. Because of this some patients and families have questions concerning the entire process. Let’s talk about those concerns and questions such as, exactly what they are, how they work, and what to expect at your child’s sealant…Read More
Not all Fluoride is Created Equal
Did you know that not all fluoride is created equal? There are two types of fluoride, topical and systemic. Below we will discuss topical vs. systemic fluoride, and how it relates to your child’s individual needs. By definition, topical fluoride is fluoride that is beneficial when used on the surface (of the teeth which are…Read More
Flossing, The Key to Good Tooth Health
Did you know that if you’re only brushing and never flossing, you’re leaving 30% of the tooth surface uncleaned? Here are some of our best tips and tricks on getting that last 30%. Flossing is the key and the only way to effectively clean between two teeth that are in contact. Many parents think that…Read More
Why you should choose a pediatric dentist for your child
We talk a lot about how our pediatric dental practices make visiting the dentist more fun for kids, and we really do make it fun! However, there are actual medical differences between pediatric dentistry and general dentistry, and it’s important for parents to know why they are significant. Pediatric Dentists are specially trained to treat…Read More
Common Summer Dental Injuries
…and how to avoid them! Summer is a time when kids are very active outdoors, which we love! In New England, we earn every minute of our summer outdoor time. However, that increased activity level leads to an increase in dental injuries, including chipped and cracked teeth, dislodged teeth, jaw injuries, even concussion! The activities…Read More
My child has bad breath, what can I do?
We hear this question a lot. Rest assured, this is not an unusual concern. In fact, a study published in Pediatric Dentistry showed that 23% of young children had halitosis (bad breath). Why? The most common things that cause bad breath are tongue coating, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and tooth decay. Here’s the bottom…Read More
We’ve built a better Mouth Guard…
The U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association requires the use of mouth guards for ice hockey, lacrosse, field hockey, and football. However, the American Dental Association recommends the use of mouth guards whenever there’s a chance of contact with other players or hard surfaces. This is especially important if your athlete wears braces or other dental…Read More
Ultra Low Dose Imaging is available here
Our practices has recently begun using ultra low dose CBCT Imaging for diagnostics. This provides a very high quality image for our Doctors, using a very low dose of radiation. It also reduces the number of images we require. That’s a win win for our patients. Dr. Kenneth Webb, our orthodontist, recently blogged about making…Read More