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Emotional Dentistry: Dentistry With A Mental Health Focus

People have always been concerned about the way they look, especially when it comes to their teeth. We usually pay special attention to our teeth when smiling. We may observe a misaligned tooth or that our gums are more noticeable than our teeth and desire to change...

Pediatric Robots: A New Companion For Improving Dental Care

Dental appointments can be an unnerving experience for any child, especially if it’s their first-ever appointment or they’re aware they have an upcoming procedure. Dentists who plan to work with children must have the knowledge and experience to do so effectively....

How Braces Help Improve Your Child’s Oral Health

Braces can be an excellent choice for your child, especially if they face severe misalignment that impacts their ability to speak, eat, or engage with the world properly. Luckily, your pediatric dentists and family dentists are here to help inform you on why you...

Emotional Dentistry: Dentistry With A Mental Health Focus

In recent years, the rise of mental health awareness has brought attention to the rising cases of mental health disorders among adolescents. Children with emotional disorders often struggle with dental treatment, especially if they face feelings of fear or being out...

How We Transition Pediatric Patients To Adult Treatment

For many pediatric dentists, helping children grow up with good dental care is one of the biggest accomplishments. Through the years of reinforcing good hygiene habits, many dentists watch their patients grow into adults and often share those experiences with their...

Why Mail-In Orthodontic Aligners Can Worsen Your Oral Health

Mail-in braces have been an ongoing trend, but it’s also become one of the most harmful trends out there for children and teenagers looking to straighten their smiles. For those looking into online options for dental care, mail-in braces may seem like the...

How Your Oral Health Affects Your Baby During Pregnancy

During those precious nine months, while your child grows within your womb, you’ll be making plenty of sacrifices. Most of these sacrifices will come in the form of carrying extra weight, needing to make frequent trips to the bathroom, and having strange...

Is Nitrous Oxide A Good Option For Your Children?

It’s common for young children to feel a little nervous when the prospect of a dental visit is mentioned. Children who have been to the dentist before may have had a poor experience prior. Those who have never been may be responding to teasing from their...

Seniors and Cosmetic Oral Care: Why It Matters

As we age, our bodies tend to come with an ever-growing set of health concerns. Aging impacts our dental health in numerous ways, but the idea that tooth loss is simply a natural part of aging comes with a lot of bad misconceptions attached to it. While we can’t...

Can Pediatric Crowns Be Used For Kids?

Our primary teeth may be temporary visitors during our developmental ages. Even so, they’re an integral part of growing up. Dentists take great pains to ensure they remain strong and healthy until they fall out independently. When necessary, they’ll even...

How To See Early Signs of Pediatric Tooth Decay

During our developmental years, we must maintain good dental health. The state of our oral cavity at this time can have far-reaching implications for our adult smile. Our primary teeth serve critical roles in our future teeth’ straight and healthy development....

How Dental Lasers Can Help With Severe Dental Anxiety

All over the world, countless people suffer from one degree of dental anxiety or another. Dental anxiety, also known as dental phobia, does not respect age, gender, or class. The degree to which this anxiety impacts their lives varies from patient to patient. In some...

Side-Effects To Watch For In Children Recovering From COVID-19

Throughout the last few years, there have been close to 400 million cases of Covid-19 worldwide. While the most apparent signs of Covid-19 are loss of taste, among other symptoms, some studies have reported additional oral health concerns associated with Covid-19...

How Our Family Tree Influences Our Dental Health

There are a lot of elements that determine our oral health. Like many aspects of our health, genetic factors and family history have a clear role to play. Ongoing research shows that our genetic heritage can reveal clues to our oral health future. While this was...

How We Discuss Dental Health During Child Development

 Ensuring that our children maintain good oral health requires establishing proper habits early. There’s a lot involved in teaching them proper oral hygiene rather than using floss and brushing regularly. It’s essential to be confident that...

How To Find A Great Pediatric Dentist Near You

When you have a growing family, you want to know that you have the best dental care available for them.  Each stage in your child’s development will come with a new set of dental needs and challenges. Parents, especially new ones, may wonder if they need to...

Dental Sedation for Children

For many children, dental procedures can be scary occurrences. Despite explaining procedures and providing assurance, children can still be uncooperative during procedures. This may make it harder for the dentist to do the procedure quickly and efficiently, and can...

How Children’s Teeth Erupt and Fall Out

All of us have seen a child cry in fear when they lose their first tooth. And if we have not, then we must remember our own time when we were afraid we would look like our grandparents without teeth. What a relief it was when we were assured it is an absolutely...

When is the Best Time For Kids To Get Orthodontic Care?

When a child gets orthodontic care will depend a lot of what the condition of their teeth is. Children should start regularly seeing a dentist as soon as they get their first tooth. They should then see the dentist twice a year every year after that. With that in...

How Is Sugar Addicting?

There’s been an ongoing conversation in the scientific and health community regarding the nature of sugar, with many claiming that a substance that is found in almost everything is nearly as addictive as cocaine. Whether or not this is true has been in hot debate, but...

How Often Should You be Changing Your Toothbrush

So we have a terrible secret for you, something that you should probably have divined on your own but have likely never given a passing thought. This secret? The number of germs that live on your toothbrush regardless of how careful you are about maintaining it. The...

The Details on Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings are the most recognizable fillings out. They’re commonly referred to as silver fillings, although they’re a combination of mercury, tin, silver, and copper. About 50 percent of the mixture is mercury because it helps to create a strong, durable...

Electric vs Manual Toothbrushes

Picking the right toothbrush can be a difficult choice, and many dental patients simply rely on the sample they’re provided by their dentist after their 6-month check up, or just pick up a cheap option from the local grocery store. Most patients don’t know that not...

Mouthguards – One Thing Every Athlete Should Wear

Mouthguards play an incredibly important part in protecting your child’s teeth, lips, and gums from damage. They’re a must if your child plays sports. Whether basketball, football, soccer, and even swimming, mouthguards can drastically reduce the probability of...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

Sleep apnea is a disorder that is most commonly associated with adults, particularly those who are overweight or have nasal obstructions that make breathing difficult. But obstructive sleep apnea is an issue that can plague children as well. And while it’s awful for...

Thumb Sucking and Pacifier User

Thumb sucking and pacifiers provide natural relaxation and soothing to babies. Children actual begin sucking their thumbs in their wombs. These techniques make them feel content and secure while they learn about the big world around them. Although totally natural and...

How to Handle a Dental Emergency

At some time or another, most parents have had to deal with a dental emergency. Whether your child cracks their tooth on a hard candy or their front tooth is knocked out while on the playground, it can be daunting and downright scary to be caught up in a dental...

Benefits of Xylitol on Pediatric Dental Health

Xylitol packs a powerful punch in the fight against tooth decay. Fluoride and xylitol team up to initiate repair of weak or damaged enamel. Dr. Cima Mazar-Atabaki is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist who is well-versed in the positive long-term impact xylitol has on...

Tips for Every Parent Dealing with Teething Children

Every child goes through various stages of development at different times. Eventually, babies and toddlers will start to develop teeth. As the teeth break through the gum tissue, this can cause a significant amount of pain. This pain will cause children to chew on...

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