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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Tooth Knocked Out!

April 23, 2014

Baby Tooth Knocked Out! If a baby tooth has been knocked out, don’t worry about replacing it. Clean the child’s mouth gently with water and use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Make a dental appointment immediately to determine the severity of the injury. Primary teeth reimplantation is not recommended because it can affect the […]

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What If Teeth Have Been Moved Out of Place?

What if teeth have been moved out of place? If a BABY tooth has been knocked backwards or out of reposition but is still in the socket, DO NOT  reposition the tooth. Call the dentist immediately. The roots of the baby teeth are in close proximity to developing crowns of the permanent teeth. Repositioning without […]

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Dental Trauma

Dental trauma can occur any time. The most common types of injuries are the results of toddlers falling down and children and teens injured while playing sports. The peak period for trauma to primary, or baby teeth, is between 18 to 36 months –- a time when children are curious, yet uncoordinated. With permanent teeth, […]

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