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October 31st, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Stop the Bleeding. Treating Bleeding Gums

Stop the Bleeding. Treating Bleeding Gums

As you brush your teeth, you might notice a bit of redness around your gums. While you might be tempted to ignore the blood, bleeding gums is an early sign of gum disease, according to the National Library of Medicine. The bleeding is due to inflammation in the gums caused...

October 26th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Don’t Be Spooked With Cavities This Halloween. Follow These Tips

Don’t Be Spooked With Cavities This Halloween. Follow These Tips

Little ghosts and goblins will trick-or-treat to collect as much candy as they can this Halloween, but it’s not just kids who will enjoy the treats. Nearly 80% of parents admit they eat their children’s Halloween candy, according to the Delta Dental Children’s Oral Health Survey. But some candies have...

October 21st, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Getting Your Teen to Brush

Getting Your Teen to Brush

A Gallup survey recently revealed that only 64 percent of kids age 12 to 17 brush the recommended two times a day. Two percent, the poll found, don’t brush at all. It is, perhaps, not a huge surprise that some teens aren’t big brushers. Adolescence is not really about taking...

October 19th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Overall View of Malocclusion of the Teeth

Overall View of Malocclusion of the Teeth

Malocclusion of the teeth is a misalignment problem that can lead to serious oral health complications. It’s also known as: crowded teeth crossbite overbite underbite open bite The teeth won’t be able to perform vital functions if they’re misaligned. Learn more about this issue and how it may be treated,...

October 7th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Can Do To Present Crooked Teeth

What You Can Do To Present Crooked Teeth

There are several reasons why some people’s teeth grow in crooked, overlapping, or twisted. Some people’s mouths are too small for their teeth, which crowds the teeth and causes them to shift. In other cases, a person’s upper and lower jaws aren’t the same size or are malformed, resulting in...

October 5th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Introduce Your Child To Early Dental Care

Introduce Your Child To Early Dental Care

At the sight of my son’s first tooth, it dawned on me: I had been so focused on every other detail of his development that I knew almost nothing about dental care for little choppers. According to Clarice Law, DMD, MS, assistant professor in the Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics sections...

October 2nd, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Early Prevention Orthodontics Could Prevent Buck Teeth or Protruding Teeth

Early Prevention Orthodontics Could Prevent Buck Teeth or Protruding Teeth

Young children (ages 6–10) with severely protruded upper front teeth, commonly called “buck teeth,” are at increased risk for dental trauma and may benefit from an orthodontic correction, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. (1) The study found that approximately 1 in...

September 30th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Is Interceptive or Preventative Orthodontics?

What Is Interceptive or Preventative Orthodontics?

  Orthodontic treatment in young children is known as interceptive orthodontics. Intervention may begin as earlyas age 6 or 7. At this age, teeth are still developing. The jaw is still growing. That means certain conditions, such as crowding, may be easier to address.

September 23rd, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Guiding Your Kids To Good Dental Habits

Guiding Your Kids To Good Dental Habits

Scared of the dentist? You could be passing that fear on to your children, according to a new study from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid. Researchers found that the development of “dentophobia” is closely linked to parents’ behavior in the dentist’s chair. What’s more, the way Dad responds...

September 21st, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on When Is It Too Late For Braces? Experts Say, “It’s Never Too Late”

When Is It Too Late For Braces? Experts Say, “It’s Never Too Late”

Does the word braces call to mind a teenager with a mouth full of metal? If so, it’s time to rethink that picture.These days, people of all ages want to straighten their teeth. In fact, a huge number of adults are hopping on the braces bandwagon to get the grin...

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