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Follow These Common Sense Steps When Your Child has a Toothache

A child’s toothache is no fun for either the child or the parent. But if you’re faced with this situation, don’t panic — unless they have a fever or you notice facial swelling, it’s unlikely an emergency. Instead, take the following steps: Find out where it hurts and for how long. Tooth pain can stem […]

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Advanced Equipment and Safe Practices Ensure X-Ray Safety for Children

When it comes to our children’s safety, there isn’t much nowadays that isn’t under scrutiny. Whether food, clothing, toys and more, we ask the same question: can it be harmful to children? That also includes tried and true healthcare practices. One in particular, the routine x-ray, has been an integral part of dental care for […]

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Wisdom Teeth and What to Do About Them

As Spring turns to Summer, millions of students will depart high school in the time-honored rite of passage called graduation. At the same time, quite a few of these graduates will be experiencing another maturity milestone: the eruption (coming in) of their last permanent teeth. Typically, these are the back third molars, better known as […]

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What are the Different Types of Braces?

Orthodontics is the dental specialty of changing the alignment of teeth and jaws. Now, thanks to modern dental techniques, there are a few options to choose from. Which type of orthodontics you choose can be a difficult decision and one that should be made with the help of an expert like the professionals at your […]

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A Minor Procedure Could Make Breastfeeding Easier for You and Your Baby

The American Academy of Pediatrics and other healthcare organizations recommend breastfeeding as the best means for infant feeding. While bottle feeding can supply the nutrition necessary for a baby’s healthy development, breastfeeding also provides emotional benefits for both baby and mother. But there might be an obstacle in a baby’s mouth that prevents them from […]

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Drawing Impacted Teeth into the Open can Restore a Smile

You don’t have to be a dental professional to appreciate a beautiful smile. Likewise, you’ll also know when something’s not quite right with one. Such can be the case when a tooth fails to erupt properly, causing most or all of the crown to remain below the gum line, a condition known as impaction. Upper […]

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Here’s How You Can Protect Your Child’s Teeth from Tooth Decay

While dental diseases tend to be a greater concern as we get older, they also pose a potential threat to children. A particular type of tooth decay called early childhood caries (ECC) can severely damage children’s unprotected teeth and skew their normal dental development. Fortunately, you can protect your child’s teeth from disease with a few simple […]

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Orthodontics and Your Teen

In many ways, the teenage years are the best time to have orthodontic treatment. It’s a good time emotionally because your teen is likely to have friends who also wear braces; orthodontic treatment becomes a rite of passage they can go through together. It’s also advantageous in a physical sense because all 20 baby teeth […]

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Coaxing Impacted Teeth to the Right Position can Improve Your Smile

What makes an attractive smile? Of course, shiny, straight and defect-free teeth are a big factor. But there’s another equally important element: all your teeth have come in. Sometimes, though, they don’t: one or more teeth may remain up in the gums, a condition known as impaction. And if they’re in the front like the upper canines […]

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Early Orthodontic Techniques Could Stop Growing Bite Problems

The longer many health problems go on, the worse they become. Treating them as early as possible could stop or slow their development. That holds true for poor bites: while we can certainly correct them later in life, it’s often better to “intercept” the problem during childhood. Interceptive orthodontics attempts to do this with treatments that influence […]

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