Tooth Prints

October 4, 2017

Did you know, like fingerprints, every person has a dental imprint that is unique! No two are alike, even identical twins have different dental imprints. What are the advantages of taking a dental imprint? Dental imprints record the size and shape of a child’s teeth, the tooth position within the arch, and the relationship between […]

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Ouch!!! Thumb Sucking Can Hurt Your Teeth!!!

June 30, 2016

Prolonged finger or thumb sucking can lead to crooked teeth and bite problems affecting both baby teeth and permanent teeth that are developing, causing upper front teeth to tip outward and upper jaw to narrow in the back. If a child doesn’t stop on their own by the age of three, we do advise parents […]

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TAKING THE SCARE OUT OF THE DENTAL CHAIR

June 22, 2016

TAKING THE SCARE OUT OF THE DENTAL CHAIR Tip #1: Start Young The earlier a parent starts caring for their infant’s gums, the more likely the baby will recognize oral care as a normal part of their daily routine. The younger a child visits the dentist, the less likely he/she is to consider the “tooth […]

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Dr. Alvarez will work for food!

June 2, 2016

MY NAME IS DR. IVIS ALVAREZ AND I WILL WORK FOR FOOD! I usually limit my professional social media posts to four sentences or less on subjects related to children’s dentistry. I have, however, decided to take advantage of some social media venues to share an anecdote about my day yesterday that in a somewhat […]

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CHEESE DOES YOUR TEETH GOOD!!!

March 4, 2016

CHEESE DOES YOUR TEETH GOOD!!! In a recent report published in General Dentistry, researchers found that not only does the calcium in dairy strengthen teeth, but the subjects who ate cheese saw a drop in pH levels in their mouths; lower pH levels help fight plaque, dually fighting cavities and protecting enamel. Seung-Hee Rhee, a […]

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How much time do you spending brushing your teeth each day?

December 23, 2015

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, the average person only brushes 45 to 70 seconds a day. Dr. Alvarez recommends TWO MINUTES TWICE PER DAY.

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IT’S AN EPIDEMIC!!!

December 22, 2015

IT’S AN EPIDEMIC!!! Statistics from 2013 in the United States, show that Americans spent 11 billion dollars fixing the consequences of almost totally preventable dental diseases. And of that 11 billion dollars we spent 1.55 billion dollars fixing cavities in the mouth of children less than 6 years of age.  

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Fact or Fiction?

November 29, 2015

Baby teeth are not important…FICTION!!! Many parents mistakenly believe that baby teeth are less important than permanent teeth because they are just going to “fall out anyway”. But baby teeth serve a very important purpose as place-holders in growing mouths during early years of development. They help maintain the proper structure of the mouth in […]

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WHAT NOT TO DO!!!

November 16, 2015

WHAT NOT TO DO!!! There is a new trend among pre-teens and children. Hundreds of videos online are showing kids how to make their own braces using an elastic rubber band, hoping the force will close the gap. While the video may show promising results, we encourage parents to warn their children about this. The […]

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Anticavity Kits

November 2, 2015

Product of the month! Our office now carries Just Right 6 month anticavity kits! Each kit comes with a toothpaste dispenser that provides a pea-size amount of toothpaste with a single pump and two toothbrushes to trade out after 3 months. You can be confident that each pea-sized dose is providing over-sized protection. These kits […]

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