March 12, 2018
Healthy teeth do more than look nice in your family pictures, they allow your child to eat all types of foods and keep good nutrition habits, develop proper pronunciation and clear speech, and to have a positive self-image as they grow. But we understand the battle of brushing and flossing may be one that sometimes, you chose to surrender after a particularly challenging morning or evening. With that being said, tooth decay remains the top disease affecting our children. Hope is not lost though, even the loudest protester to a daily brushing and flossing routine will not be destined to a lifetime of tooth decay. Here are 3 low cost and time saving commitments you could make today that will help streamline your daily brushing and flossing routine AND protect your child’s teeth against decay and the occasional wave of …
March 7, 2018
Sometimes we are asked, why we would fix a baby (primary) tooth that is just going to fall out anyway? The reason is simply because- they are important. 1. The purpose of all teeth is to chew food and maintain proper nutrition and health. 2. Decay in baby teeth has the potential to affect the development of the permanent teeth, unhealthy bacteria can pass from primary teeth to permanent teeth. 3.They help guide proper eruption of the permanent teeth. If a child loses teeth to early the adjacent teeth may drift and tilt into empty spaces and block the eruption of permanent teeth. Primary teeth are more than just place holders for permanent (adult) teeth, which is why we do all we can to keep them healthy and intact.