Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common condition in which plaque builds up on the teeth and can cause the gum tissue to become inflamed. As gum disease progresses, an active infection can ensue underneath the gumline, which can lead to loose teeth and eventually tooth loss. While periodontal disease can...
Gum disease isn’t just for adults. It can affect kids of any age who have either their primary or adult teeth. The beginning stage is gingivitis, which can progress to more advanced stages of gum disease if not treated. Ensuring your children take care of their teeth is one...
It’s October again, a happy time for adults and children alike as they head out to trick-or-treat and enjoy the holiday festivities. However, dentists know that this time of year can wreak absolute havoc on the health and appearance of our smiles. If you don’t want to take a...
Wisdom teeth—those molars all the way in the back of your mouth that make an appearance in your latter teenage years—will need to be removed for the majority of people. Our jaws are much smaller today than they were thousands of years ago. Most people will have some type of problem with...
Two Phase orthodontic treatment means that your child’s orthodontist believes it’s best if your child receives two separate treatments of orthodontic care to properly treat any present or future issues. This type of care will usually help take care of problems with your child’s mouth early on and set...
Tooth decay in children is happening earlier than ever—some dentists are even seeing children with cavities in their baby teeth! Keeping your child’s mouth healthy can not only prevent cavities, but also help children to understand just how important their teeth are. Even baby teeth are crucial for guiding...
Although your baby won’t be born with visible teeth, it won’t be long before you’ll see their pearly whites begin to emerge! Baby teeth pave the way for adult teeth to come in, allowing each tooth to have its place. Although baby teeth will be lost over the course...
Children suck their thumbs for security, but the habit may end up causing insecurity later on if it leaves a child with crooked teeth. Thumbsucking definitely can push teeth out of position, but whether or not it does depends on the age of the child and how intensely the...
You know that dental implants are a great choice for missing teeth, but what happens when your child loses a tooth? Unfortunately, accidents during sports, playtime, or at home can be common in childhood. While children tend to be less vain about their teeth than adults, getting a missing...
Teething can be a challenging time for baby and parents alike. Fortunately, this phase of your child’s life won’t last forever—but in the meantime, what can you do to help your baby be more comfortable?