Tag Archives: Pediatric Dentistry

Oral Health and Cardiovascular Diseases: Part 1

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  • Some oral diseases or issues can put patients at a higher risk of developing other medical issues and vice versa
  • Your dentist should be informed of all medical problems you suffer from
  • People who have periodontal disease are more likely to experience coronary artery disease
Over the years, studies have shown that there is...
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Gum Disease and Your Child

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  • It is important for you, the parent, to teach your child good oral hygiene
  • Gingivitis is the most common type of gum disease and anyone at any age can suffer from it
  • Often gum disease is caused by an overabundance of plaque and bacteria
As soon as your child's teeth start coming in,...
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Our Guide to Halloween

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  • Caries or cavities are often caused by long exposure to sugary or sour substances
  • Monitor how much candy you and your family consume
  • Remind your children to brush their teeth twice a day
Halloween: a favorite holiday among children; a dentist's worst nightmare. Candies, chocolates, and sugary sweets will fill bowls and bags...
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Early Orthodontics: Other Procedures

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  • 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?

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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