Kids and Their Grown Up Teeth

Every child is different, but many children will start getting their permanent teeth when they are five or six years old. It will take many years for them to get a complete set—some people won’t be finished until they are in their late teens or early twenties!  But developing healthy oral hygiene habits early in life can help a

Babies at the Dentist - No Kidding!

The American Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist as soon as his or her first tooth appears or by his or her first birthday. Not only will this visit give the dentist a chance to check for tooth decay, but also it’s a chance for a parent to discuss other concerns, such as thumb sucking or pacifiers, and how they will

What does sleep apnea have to do with my teeth?

Sleep apnea is an involuntary cessation of breathing that occurs during sleep.  It is estimated to affect more than 22 million people. It is a potentially life threatening condition, as it can increase risk for high blood pressure,  heart attack,  stroke,  and other medical conditions. What can my dentist do about sleep

Tooth Decay Does Not Have to Be the Way.....

Teeth have a natural repair process. Tooth decay occurs when bacteria overwhelms that process.  Half of children in the United States have one cavity by the time they are 15 years old. Cavities can lead to gum disease, and on the extreme side, tooth loss.  One quarter of adults older than 65 have lost all their teeth. A general dentist

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