Ways To Reduce Pain From Braces

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It’s common for patients who first get their braces put on to have some mild pain for a few days as their mouth gets used to the new appliances in their mouth. While this pain should be mild, for some people, particularly children, it may be helpful to try and find ways to reduce it […]

Why Orthodontic Retention Is So Important

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So you’ve finished your treatment for braces or Invisalign and you’re excited to finally show off your smile! Your orthodontist gives you a new retainer with instructions on how often you’ll need to wear it and for a while you do, but then, you wear it less and less or perhaps even lose it. One […]

The Importance of Mouth Guards for Student Athletes

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Mouth guards are plastic appliances used by athletes during practice and games to prevent injuries to their teeth, cheeks, tongue and jaws. Depending on the sport, the athlete may be at risk for chipped teeth, broken crowns, cut cheeks and lips, root damage, fractured jaws and even concussions. Multiple studies have shown that dental trauma […]

What to Do When Your Child’s Tooth Gets Knocked Out

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EEEK! You got a tooth knocked out!? Moms, around this time you may be having fun putting together a beautiful holiday meal while your little one is running about somewhere in the distance. Regardless of the season, there’s one scary dental detail you may not have thought about: your child knocking out a tooth! It […]

Reducing Children’s Dental Phobias, Part 2: The Distraction Technique

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Another method of behavioral management commonly used by pediatric dentists is known as the distraction technique.  This technique distracts a child from something they may feel uncomfortable with while refocusing their attention on a more positive and competing sensory experience.  One example of this technique that is often used is when administering injections for dental […]

Selecting the Right Toothbrush for Every Age and Stage

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Infancy It’s important to get your baby used to you cleaning their mouth by making oral hygiene a part of the daily routine. Every evening before dressing them in their pajamas, use a toothbrush designed for infants to massage their gums. You’ll find that they might enjoy chewing on the silicone, which may help soothe […]

 
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