Maintaining your child's dental health now will provide numerous health benefits well into adulthood, as primary (baby) teeth serve extremely important functions. By scheduling a first visit by your child's 1st birthday, we can meet your child's needs while they are still young and developing!
Hello and howdy! I’m not gonna turn this into a brag sheet, so I’ll suffice to say that I did get good grades, and attended good schools, and received good awards. And yes, I was “that girl” in school who sat in the front row with her hand up! Hahaha. That’s all I’m gonna say about past accomplishments. If you want to know more, just check out the wall of framed things in my office, or ask me in person.
So now for the stuff you probably really care about. Like how I construct a big , protective bubble around my office with no judgement or parent guilt allowed. Or how I will be your child’s advocate for good oral health, and am prepared to “duke it out” with obstacles that could prevent that. Or how myself and all those on my team, first and foremost, love young people, and know that they are not “short adults “. Or even that I have friends who are jealous that I still jump out of bed every morning, eager to get to my office because I am still so passionate about pediatric dentistry. And heck, I live here in the same rural community you do. And I support the same local businesses, schools, and charities that touch both of our lives.
Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. Tooth decay, ...Read More
There's a new technology that's (literally) putting a smile on plenty of young faces: A system of clear, removable aligners made especially for teens called Invisalign Teen®! If you (or a teenager you know) are a candidate for this treatment, you might find it's the best fit for your lifestyle: It lets ...Read More
If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...Read More
What do orthodontists do? Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. A number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, are used to correct these ...Read More
Cavities are little holes in teeth that can eventually cause big problems. They form when tooth-eroding acid attacks a tooth's protective outer covering (enamel). This acid mainly comes from two sources: your diet, and certain oral bacteria that thrive in the absence of effective oral hygiene. If cavities ...Read More
You've no doubt heard it said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In dentistry, you might say it's worth two pounds. Maybe even thousands of dollars. That's because dental problems can become exponentially more expensive — and painful — the longer they go unaddressed. Fortunately, ...Read More
Bad Breath, or halitosis, is an embarrassing problem that affects millions. To combat it, many people use breath mints, chewing gum, sprays and mouthwashes. In fact, Americans spend billions of dollars each year on these products — even though they offer only a temporary fix. Getting rid of persistent ...Read More
Traumatic dental injuries can occur in people of all ages and activity levels. The cause might be a car accident, a fall down the stairs, or an elbow to the face during a basketball game. As with most types of dental treatment, the primary goal when treating a traumatic dental injury is to save teeth ...Read More
The most likely location for a cavity to develop in your child's mouth is on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Run your tongue over this area in your mouth, and you will feel the reason why: These surfaces are not smooth, as other areas of your teeth are. Instead, they are filled with tiny grooves ...Read More
New parents have plenty to worry about: making sure their baby is healthy and happy, re-arranging their lives around hectic schedules and lost sleep, and figuring out what to do in all sorts of novel situations. When it comes to your child's oral health, though, there's plenty of help available. It all ...Read More
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