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How Does the Best Orthodontist Put Braces On?

The best orthodontist is the one able to inspire trust and a sense of tranquility. But going beyond this rather subjective criterion, parents should look at how orthodontists do their job. Since this is difficult to do, an idea would be to be aware of how braces are attached and then ask the orthodontist for details. The Standard Steps to Follow When putting braces on, orthodontist procedures imply two stages: the placement and the bonding. The steps your kids' orthodontist will follow are: teeth polishing with a non-flavored paste application of a cheek retractor - it enables a dry field to operate on and a…
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February 13, 2019
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How to Choose the Best Pediatric Dentist for Your Kids

When you take your children to the dentist, you naturally want to see the best pediatric dentist there is.  After all, your kids deserve the best dental health care available.  Unfortunately, finding the right pediatric dentist is not always that easy. Most of the time, parents are not sure what factors to take into consideration. That usually results in confusion and postponing the dental check-ups. Something like that should never be done, as they're vital for a child's dental development. Well, we're here to help you out. Here are some things you need to do to make sure you have…
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December 20, 2018
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The Advantages of Pediatric Dentistry for Children and Parents

Medicine is medicine, right? Wrong. Kids and adults have very different needs for the treatment they receive from their doctor for their health and well-being. This is especially true for dental health and good oral hygiene. Children's dental care is a specialized field, which requires specific training, tools, treatment, and medical knowledge. All of which work to make the procedures being performed as efficient, effective, and stress-free as possible for both parents and children. The field of children's dentistry is called pediatric dentistry. Pediatric dentists are trained to address dental issues in newborns to help retain a healthy smile all…
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October 18, 2018
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What to Look for in a Pediatric Dentist for your Kids

As a parent, you consider it your job to look out for the best for your kids and so you want them to have the best in healthcare treatment.  This includes giving them proper dental care. Of course, you know their growing up stage is important so you want to start a program that will include caring for their teeth, especially in their toddler years. For most children, they often feel challenged when it is time for a dental visit. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when looking for a pediatric dentistry for your kids to make…
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August 11, 2018
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5 Common Dental Questions Answered by an Experienced Pediatric Dentist

Parents who come into our practice have one thing in common: they want what’s best for their kids. This is our goal, too. Because we want to do all we can to help, we decided to answers some of the most common questions we get in our office. After all, who better to answer than an experienced pediatric dentist? An Experienced Pediatric Dentist Answers 5 Common Dental Questions While there are many questions parents ask their children’s dentist, there are five common questions we answer regularly. 1. How Important are Dental Visits? When kids see a pediatric dentist, they have…
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June 28, 2018
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Is Your Child Afraid of the Childrens Dentist? These 5 Tricks Will Help

It is rare to find a child that isn't afraid of a childrens dentist. If your child is anxious about going to an appointment, there is a few things you can do to calm them down. 1. Get Them Started Early If you haven't taken your child to a dental practitioner yet, you may not know how to act. Fortunately for you, the younger they start, the faster they get used to the bi-annual visits! Experts such as Dr. Rhea Haugseth recommend you start their dentist visits from as early as when they're one-year-old. 2. Don't Give Them the Details Kids…
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May 12, 2018
Knowledge CenterPediatric Dentistry

Clear aligners/braces maybe an option for you.

Most people are familiar with the use of clear aligners to straighten teeth instead of braces.  Invisalign and Clear Correct are well known providers of the technology.  Over the years, the use of the clear aligners technology has continued to grow in terms of the number of orthodontic patients whose cases can be treated using the technology. Prior to 2000, if a patient required orthodontic treatment, metal brackets were the only option.  Metal brackets work perfectly fine to straighten teeth, however, they require a few lifestyle adjustments. Since they are made of metal, they are inherently uncomfortable in the mouth.…
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December 21, 2017
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Let’s Talk About Children’s Dental Coverage

Will "Repeal and Replace" Affect Your Dental Coverage? Many individuals and families in the US, face overwhelming difficulties in acquiring a sufficient dental plan and health coverage. This demographic amounts to over two-thirds of the population. The vast majority of this demographic includes marginalized individuals of ethnic minorities, people with preexisting conditions or chronic illnesses, senior citizens, and the growing population of low-income families. This lack of a dental plan and accessible coverage is a major contributor to both the imbalance of oral disease and general illness which the people of these demographics bare. Contributors to this hardship can include;…
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March 16, 2017
Knowledge CenterPediatric Dentistry

How a Local Dentist Would Explain Tooth Anatomy to Kids

Healthy habits are formed starting at a young age. This includes dental hygiene as well. It's essential to do our best to teach our children the importance of proper dental care and its long-term benefits. Because most of you are not dentists, we decided to go ahead and explain tooth anatomy just like a local dentist would. The purpose of this article is to help you explain tooth anatomy to your kids without sounding too serious. If they understand the role of their teeth, then they will know what will happen if they don't take care of them. Let's see what tooth anatomy is…
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January 20, 2017
Knowledge CenterPediatric Dentistry

Local Dentist: Everything You Want to Know About Pulling Out Baby Teeth

Do you remember the time your baby teeth started falling out? Most likely it was both an exciting and slightly terrifying time. Maybe you managed to do it with the help of your parents or your local dentist. But now you have your own kids and the whole process looks different. You want to make it as seamless as possible for your child - and with good reason. If you don't have time to talk at length with a pediatric orthodontist about this, read further and get prepared for handling the whole baby teeth situation like a pro. How Soon Should…
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December 11, 2016
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