Does Your Child Need Braces?

by Jason 1/23/2014 8:00 AM

To some children, braces are the ultimate punishment. Often the topic of ridicule from mean-spirited children, braces can garner unkind names, such as “metal mouth” or “brace face.”

While these potential nicknames may make the move to braces hard for some, other kids can’t wait to get braces to straighten their teeth. Whatever opinion your child has about braces, it is best to know the facts.... more...

Toddler Oral Health: Thumb Sucking

by Jason 1/14/2014 8:00 AM

Does your child suck his or her thumb? It’s not uncommon; almost 75 percent of babies under a year of age suck their thumbs. It helps quiet kids down, and it seems harmless. Experts confirm that kids under age three benefit from the self-comfort thumb sucking provides.
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How to Handle Tooth Trauma

by Jason 8/3/2013 8:00 AM

As children head back to school, it is important to remember that dental emergencies can happen any time, any place. According to the 2013 Delta Dental Children’s Oral Health Survey, one out of 10 children ages 10 or 11 have had a tooth emergency such as a knocked-out tooth, chipped tooth or a loosened permanent tooth at home or at school.... more...

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