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After Tooth Extractions

2018-01-03T12:01:10+00:00

After Tooth Extractions There are a number of reasons that your dentist might recommend a tooth extraction. Some dental patients suffer from tooth decay; others need to remove teeth hindering orthodontic treatment, whereas various patients simply need wisdom teeth removal. While a tooth extraction can be a serious dental procedure, aftercare is just [...]

After Tooth Extractions 2018-01-03T12:01:10+00:00

After Dental Implant Surgery

2018-01-03T17:36:30+00:00

After Dental Implant Surgery Following dental implant surgery, patients must take detailed care of the area surrounding their new implant.  For the first month the dental implant is still integrating with the bone and tissues so the patient’s care routine will be slightly more involved during this initial period.  Above all, do not [...]

After Dental Implant Surgery 2018-01-03T17:36:30+00:00

Before General Anesthesia

2018-01-03T17:39:31+00:00

Before General Anesthesia Prior to your dental surgery you will have the opportunity to address any concerns you might have during your pre-op appointment. We encourage you to ask questions and make us aware of any fears you might have. Our main goal is to create a secure, comfortable environment for our patients [...]

Before General Anesthesia 2018-01-03T17:39:31+00:00

When Will My Baby Start Getting Teeth?

2018-01-03T17:38:29+00:00

When Will My Baby Start Getting Teeth? The initial growth period for primary (baby) teeth begins in the second trimester of pregnancy (around 16-20 weeks).  During this time, it is especially important for expectant mothers to eat a healthy, nutritious diet, since nutrients are needed for bone and soft tissue development. Though there [...]

When Will My Baby Start Getting Teeth? 2018-01-03T17:38:29+00:00

When Should Children Have Their First Dental Visit?

2018-01-04T02:55:41+00:00

When Should Children Have Their First Dental Visit? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) suggests that parents should make an initial “well-baby” appointment with a pediatric dentist approximately six months after the emergence of the first tooth, or no later than the child’s first birthday. Although this may seem surprisingly early, the [...]

When Should Children Have Their First Dental Visit? 2018-01-04T02:55:41+00:00

What is Pulp Therapy?

2018-01-04T02:57:47+00:00

What is Pulp Therapy? The “pulp” of a tooth cannot be seen with the naked eye. Pulp is found at the center of each tooth, and is comprised of nerves, tissue, and many blood vessels, which work to channel vital nutrients and oxygen.  There are several ways in which pulp can be damaged.  [...]

What is Pulp Therapy? 2018-01-04T02:57:47+00:00

How Often Should Children Have Dental Checkups?

2018-01-04T11:45:40+00:00

How Often Should Children Have Dental Checkups? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) advises parents to make biannual dental appointments for children, beginning approximately six months after the first tooth emerges. These two important yearly visits allow the pediatric dentist to monitor new developments in the child’s mouth, evaluate changes in the [...]

How Often Should Children Have Dental Checkups? 2018-01-04T11:45:40+00:00

Fluoride

2018-01-04T11:50:39+00:00

Fluoride Fluorine, a natural element in the fluoride compound, has proven to be effective in minimizing childhood cavities and tooth decay.  Fluoride is a key ingredient in many popular brands of toothpaste, oral gel, and mouthwash, and can also be found in most community water supplies.  Though fluoride is an important part of [...]

Fluoride 2018-01-04T11:50:39+00:00

First Visit

2018-01-04T11:52:36+00:00

First Visit According to AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) guidelines, infants should initially visit the pediatric dentist around the time of their first birthday.  First visits can be stressful for parents, especially for parents who have dental phobias themselves. It is imperative for parents to continually communicate positive messages about dental visits [...]

First Visit 2018-01-04T11:52:36+00:00

Eruption of Your Child’s Teeth

2018-01-04T11:53:36+00:00

Eruption of Your Child’s Teeth The eruption of primary teeth (also known as deciduous or baby teeth) follows a similar developmental timeline for most children.  A full set of primary teeth begins to grow beneath the gums during the fourth month of pregnancy. For this reason, a nourishing prenatal diet is of paramount [...]

Eruption of Your Child’s Teeth 2018-01-04T11:53:36+00:00