Restorative Dentistry

Know what a palate expander does

Just for Kids: 3 Things To Expect if You’re Getting a Palate Expander

So, you just left the dentist, and you were told that you need a palate expander. We bet you have so many questions. But, you should know that a palate expander is nothing to worry about. Many kids, just like you, have a palate expander, or have had one in the past, and now have…
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Anesthesia options for a better dental visit

More Comfortable, More Precise: Why We Love Computer Assisted Local Anesthesia

Building positive experiences for your child using painless dental anesthesia. None of us enjoy seeing our kids uncomfortable, so when you get the news that your child has one or more cavities, it’s natural to dread the appointment to get them filled. Taking your child to the dentist, especially for a dental procedure, can feel…
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When a baby tooth extraction is necessary

How Do Dentists Decide If Baby Teeth Need to Be Pulled?

Is Tooth Extraction Necessary? Tooth extraction is relatively rare when dealing with baby teeth. There are many preventive and restorative treatments that can help with just about any dental issues your child might experience. However, baby tooth extraction is sometimes needed, and your dentist can ensure that the appropriate treatment option is chosen. Don’t Hesitate…
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Connection between tongue ties and sleep apnea

The Connection Between Tongue Ties and Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Kids Did you know that children can experience obstructive sleep apnea just like adults? Although the symptoms in adults and children share many similarities, one significant cause tends to happen much more frequently in children: tongue ties. Let’s take a closer look at the relationship between tongue ties and sleep apnea…
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When braces go on

What Should I Expect the Day I Have My Braces Put On?

Your First Day With Braces You’ve already found out that you’ll be getting braces, and now the big day is almost here! You may be feeling super excited, but you’re probably also wondering what it’s going to be like that first day. After all, it’s not like a dental cleaning or getting a filling, which…
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5 Symptoms You Didn’t Know Were Caused by Jaw Misalignment

Jaw misalignment can have a bigger impact than you may realize. We use our jaws almost constantly to eat, speak, express our emotions, and even swallow. Despite this near-constant use, we don’t often think about them—we just trust them to do their jobs! When we do think about our jaws, it’s easy to view them…
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What Is a Pulpotomy? Baby Tooth Root Canals Explained

Pulpitis, Pulpotomy, and Pulpectomy—What They Mean Your child has been experiencing a toothache, and their pediatric dentist has discovered that a badly decayed baby tooth is the cause of the problem. The good news is that your child’s tooth is able to be saved. However, a dental filling won’t be able to fix the issue.…
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How Do I Know If My Kid Has a Cavity?

Why does my child keep getting cavities? It’s common for parents to assume that tooth decay is the result of infrequent brushing or flossing. While that’s true to an extent, it’s not the only reason children are more susceptible to dental caries, otherwise referred to as a cavity. Mutans streptococcus is the bacteria that causes…
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Are Fillings in Baby Teeth Really Necessary?

Primary teeth are temporary, but they have a permanent impact on your child’s future oral health. Baby teeth may be temporary, but the health and strength of these primary teeth can either positively or negatively impact your child’s future smile. Your child’s baby teeth serve five very important purposes. Healthy primary teeth play important roles…
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My Child Snores A Lot

Recognizing Potential Issues Caused by Snoring In all honesty, it’s adorable when a little kid snores. Just a simple Google search will bring up dozens of videos from parents sharing cute moments of their children snoozing loudly in the car or on the couch. Snoring isn’t all that uncommon for children, and many grow out…
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