General

Digit Sucking
Digit sucking is a habit that occurs in infants. Children usually give up digit sucking by the age of four. If the child continues past the age when... read more
Pregnancy
Why is this so important for baby teeth? During pregnancy, a woman’s hormone levels rise and gingivitis is common. Serious gum disease in the mother... read more
Gum Disease
While many people believe periodontal disease is an adult problem, studies indicate that gingivitis (the first stage of periodontal disease) is... read more
Dental Specialties
What is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS)? Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face, and jaws.... read more
Dental Sealants
Q. What are sealants? A. Tooth sealants refer to a plastic that bonds into the grooves of the chewing surface of a tooth as a means of helping to... read more
Child Dentistry
Your child’s first visit The first “regular” dental visit should be just after your child’s third birthday. The first dental visit is... read more
Baby Bottle Decay
What Causes Tooth Decay? Several specific types of bacteria that live on the teeth cause decay. When sugar is consumed, the bacteria use the sugar... read more
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