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5 May, 2020

How Breastfeeding Impacts Your Child’s Oral Health

By |May 5th, 2020|Early Orthodontics|0 Comments

Breastfeeding has proven to have countless benefits for both mother and baby. Many people are aware that it protects against allergies and eczema, reduces the risk of viruses and certain infections, and can even lessen the threat of SIDS. But did you know that breastfeeding can also affect the oral health of your baby? Delivers [...]

23 Apr, 2020

Saliva and Your Child’s Oral Health

By |April 23rd, 2020|Early Orthodontics, Teeth|0 Comments

Your child’s oral health is very important. There’s a lot going on in their little mouths that need to be taken care of from the time they are born. Did you know that the saliva in your child’s mouth provides them with a “natural bath” until it’s time to brush their teeth? It’s true. Think [...]

21 Sep, 2017

Understanding Interceptive Orthodontics

By |September 21st, 2017|Early Orthodontics|0 Comments

While it is common to see braces and other orthodontic treatments on middle schoolers and teenagers, the use of braces and other types of interceptive orthodontics can be beneficial for children as young as five years old. Interceptive orthodontics, or phase one orthodontics is an exciting tool for pediatric dentists because it enables us to [...]

15 May, 2017

Benefits of Braces

By |May 15th, 2017|Early Orthodontics|0 Comments

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Maggie sees a lot of kids that would benefit from orthodontic treatment. Braces are an extremely common recommendation for children both young and entering adolescence. It is common knowledge that braces can help to straighten your child’s smile, but what you may not know is that braces can be a [...]

21 Jun, 2016

Your Dental Care Playbook

By |June 21st, 2016|Dr. Maggie Davis, Early Orthodontics, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

On game day, most athletes have their own checklist or pregame ritual to get in the zone. Uniform? Check. Water? Check. Warmup? Check. Mouthguard? We hope so! No matter what sport or skill level, athletes should be taking care of their teeth on and off the field. Here are three ways athletes can improve their [...]

26 May, 2016

Make Dental Hygiene Fun: Part Two

By |May 26th, 2016|Dr. Maggie Davis, Early Orthodontics, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Getting kids to brush their teeth can seem like a terribly difficult feat. Even if you can get them to brush, they might be fighting it the whole way...and who knows if they brushed for two minutes! While these tasks might seem impossible to achieve, there are simple ways to make oral care not only [...]

12 May, 2016

Make Dental Hygiene Fun: Part One

By |May 12th, 2016|Dr. Maggie Davis, Early Orthodontics, Teeth, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Help your kids have a healthy smile by making dental hygiene for kids fun. Making brushing, flossing and dental check-ups a positive experience can help to keep your child excited about good oral care. Your child will not only grow up with a beautiful smile, but also with healthy habits that can last a lifetime. [...]

25 Apr, 2016

Is Anesthesia Safe?

By |April 25th, 2016|Dr. Maggie Davis, Early Orthodontics, Teeth|0 Comments

Several medications are available to help create more relaxed, comfortable dental visits. Some drugs control pain, some help you relax, and others put you into a deep sleep during dental treatment. You and your dentist can discuss a number of factors when deciding which to use for treatment. Your dentist might recommend that your child [...]

11 Apr, 2016

Why Baby Teeth Matter

By |April 11th, 2016|Dr. Maggie Davis, Early Orthodontics, First Visit, Teeth, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

A child’s primary teeth, sometimes called baby teeth, are as important as the permanent adult teeth. A baby’s 20 primary teeth are already present in the jaws at birth and typically begin to appear when a baby is between 6 months and 1 year. When teeth first come in, some babies may have sore or [...]

21 Mar, 2016

Secrets to a Great Checkup: Part Two

By |March 21st, 2016|Dr. Maggie Davis, Early Orthodontics, First Visit, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

A trip to the dentist should be easy and painless for you and your child, so why not continue our series and finish up these great tips to help make your next trip a dentist’s dream rather than a nightmare: Leave Your Anxiety at the Door If your heart races at the very thought of [...]