Tag Archives: Pediatric Dentistry

Early Orthodontics: Other Procedures

Blog Highlights:
  • Other early intervention orthodontic treatments may be used when the child is still young
  • The palatal expander is a device that helps expand a child's upper dental arch
  • Space maintainers can help keep proper teeth alignment
In addition to early braces, other early intervention orthodontic treatments may be used when the child is...
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What Family Guardians should do for Oral Health?

Blog Highlights:
  • Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is very important. But you should know that the same thing should also apply to the rest of your family.
  • Family guardians will have to teach the rest of the family the value of maintaining the proper oral hygiene practices.
  • In most cases, they might have to...
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Dental X-rays

Blog Highlights:
  • Dental x-ray is an important diagnostic tool that helps dentists assess and detect oral problems and diseases
  • Children may be required to get dental x-rays more frequently than adults
  • New patients need to have a dental x-ray so that the dentist will understand your teeth better and so that he or she will...
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The Tooth

Blog Highlights:
  • Our teeth have four dental tissues
  • Three of these tissues are hard, while one is soft and non-calcified
  • The enamel is not made of living cells, this is why it cannot heal on its own when damaged
  • The dentin is covered by enamel; when the enamel is damaged, the dentin’s microscopic tubules get...
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DDS vs. DMD: What’s the Difference?

The names Glenn R. Payne, DDS and Nicolas K. Young, DMD are printed on the front door of our practice. When new visitors to our office see this, one of the most common questions they ask is “What’s the difference between a DDS and a DMD?” The Short Answer: DMD dentists go through more rigorous training...
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Ahhhh! Is Pumpkin Spice Making Its Way Into Dentistry?

Disclaimer: the following images just may curdle your blood and leave you speechless for days. It’s the season for terror and haunting and I don’t know that I could come up with anything scarier than the following pictures. Is the worst part of the autumn season making its way into dentistry? Read more

An Introduction to Anesthetics

If there’s one thing that modern dentists rely on more than anything else, it’s the use of anesthetic. This chemical medication is typically applied before surgery, and depending on the dose; the patient can either expect to remain awake (as is the case with local anesthetic), or be put in to a comfortable sleep. There...
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What is a Dental Amalgam?

In this day and age, getting a filling from a dentist is a common event – especially for individuals over the age of 16. A dental amalgam is a type of filling, and it comprises a combination of copper, tin, silver and even mercury. The composition forms a silver color when liquidized, and this has...
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