Restorative Dentistry

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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What Can I Do About My Child’s Tongue-tie or Lip-tie?

Help is on hand to quickly resolve the issue. Research shows that as many as 11% of babies are born with a condition called ankyloglossia. If you’ve never heard of ankyloglossia, don’t be surprised as you are not alone. However, you have probably heard of babies being born with a tongue-tie or lip-tie. When a…
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