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An Introduction to Orthodontic Treatment

By Vishant Nath DMD When trying to determine if or when your child may need to see an orthodontist, your pediatric dentist is a great place to start. Pediatric dentists are trained to identify malocclusion (crowded or crooked teach or bite problems) in their patients. Your pediatric dentist can then guide you along the way as you locate and choose the right orthodontist, should your child require orthodontic treatment. This article will provide some information regarding the initial phase of orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child have a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later…
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July 27, 2015
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Esthetic Dentistry

By Vishant Nath DMD We all know how important it is to keep our teeth in good health. That’s why we spend time each day brushing and flossing. But it’s also important to keep our teeth looking healthy. If our smile looks great, we want to smile more! Things like chipped and discolored teeth may make us less likely to give our best smile. This is also true for children. This article will describe some of the options available to improve the look of your child’s smile. Dental trauma can often result in a chipped tooth. There are several options…
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July 27, 2015
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Dealing With Dental Anxiety

By Vishant Nath DMD/Roswell Pediatric Dentistry Many adults have some level of anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. There is something about lying in the chair with our mouths wide open that brings feelings ranging from mild vulnerability to absolute terror. As adults, most of us learn to deal with these feelings, knowing that it’s necessary in order to keep our teeth healthy. It’s more difficult to rationalize with children the importance of getting past their dental anxiety. Most pediatric dental offices are designed to do all they can to alleviate this discomfort. Everything from the colorful décor…
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July 27, 2015
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Food Choices and Dental Health

By Vishant Nath DMD/Roswell Pediatric Dentistry The foods that we expose our teeth to are the first line of defense against tooth decay. Our diet can go a long way towards determining our dental health. The second line of defense is how we clean our teeth. We often put more emphasis on the cleaning part. There are a multitude of brushes, toothpaste, and other cleaning gadgets that we are bombarded with in the dental aisle. Although these are important tools in keeping our teeth healthy, they are not the only items to consider. Sometimes we may overlook the fact that,…
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July 27, 2015
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When Pediatric Dental Treatment Is Delayed

By Vishant Nath DMD Oftentimes when children are diagnosed with cavities, parents ask the question, “When should we have them treated?” They wonder if this is something that needs to be done right away, or can it wait until a later date. I always emphasize that treatment should be done right away, as untreated cavities can lead to severe dental infection. According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, students miss more than 51 million school hours per year because of dental problems or related conditions. Dental pain can distract students, cause their schoolwork to suffer or even…
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July 27, 2015
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Primary Teeth

By Vishant Nath DMD/Roswell Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric Dentists see patients from infancy thru adolescence. As you can imagine, the type of dental care required can vary depending on the age of your child. In the next several articles, we will discuss how a child’s dental needs change as they grow. This article will address our youngest patients, infants. A very common question of new parents is “When should my child have his first dental visit?” The first dental visit should occur when your baby’s first tooth begins to erupt, or break through the gums. This most often occurs sometime between…
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July 27, 2015
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Summer Safety Tips

By Vishant Nath DMD The summer months bring with them lots of fun playtime, which can often lead to accidental injuries. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the best way to react to certain injuries, so that you can respond appropriately. If your child has an injury that causes a tooth to become knocked out, contact your pediatric dentist immediately. If the tooth is a primary, or baby tooth the emphasis will probably not be toward saving the tooth. However, it’s still important for your child to be seen by a dentist so that they can check for damage to…
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July 27, 2015
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Painful Mouth Sores Part II: Cold Sores

By Vishant Nath DMD, Pediatric Dentist The last article addressed the topic of canker sores. We now move on to cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters. Cold sores are groups of small blisters that form on the lips or around the mouth. The blisters contain a clear fluid. They may take anywhere from several days to two weeks to heal on their own. They can be quite painful, especially if they break open and scab over. The herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) causes cold sores. Once a person has HSV-1, it remains in their system for the rest of their life.…
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July 27, 2015
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Painful Mouth Sores Part I: Canker Sores

By Vishant Nath DMD, Pediatric Dentist Anyone who has had a mouth sore can attest to the discomfort that they can cause. Unfortunately they can even be present in children. Canker sores and cold sores are the two that are most common. This article will provide information on canker sores. Canker sores are small ulcers that appear inside the mouth. They can be on the inside of the cheek, on the tongue, on the base of the gums or on the soft palate. They are usually round in shape and white or gray in color with a red edge or…
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July 27, 2015
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Aphthous Ulcers

Aphthous Ulcers are small ulcer craters in the lining of the mouth that are frequently painful and sensitive. Aphthous ulcers are very common. About 20% of the populations (one out of five people) have aphthous ulcers at any one time. Aphthous ulcers are usually found on the movable parts of the mouth, such as the tongue or the inside lining of the lips and cheeks, and at the base of the gums. The ulcers begin as small oval or round reddish swellings that usually burst within a day. The ruptured sores are covered by a thin white or yellow membrane…
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July 24, 2015
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