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Gum Disease in Children

Gum Disease in Children

SOME HEALTH ISSUES only impact adults, but gum disease is not one of them. Oral bacteria doesn’t wait for us to get older, so kids and teenagers are also at risk of developing gingivitis and more severe forms of periodontal disease. What Causes Gum Disease in Children? The main cause of …

child's toothache

NOBODY ENJOYS HAVING a toothache, especially a young child who might be experiencing it for the very first time. A child’s toothache can come on for a variety of reasons, and it’s a good idea to see the dentist, especially if it doesn’t go away after a couple of days. …

TMJ

SMALL, FIBROUS DISKS act as cushions between the ball and socket of our jaw joints, and if something goes wrong with that disk, such as it eroding or shifting out of proper alignment, or if arthritis wears away the cartilage on the bone or there’s a traumatic injury to the joint, …

THERE AREN’T MANY things we love more than the smile of a child. It’s important to keep that smile healthy, and regular visits to the dentist are a crucial part of that. If your child hasn’t been to the dentist before, we want to give you and them a good idea …

Protecting dentistry patients from Covid-19 Last month K-12 students returned to school. This year back-to-school is met with the typical nervousness and excitement of a new teacher or a new school, but it is also paired with the nervousness of Covid-19 as the Delta variant is quite contagious. Our office …