Hypophosphatasia and Your Child’s Oral Health

As an inherited disorder affecting 1 in every 100,000 newborns, Hypophosphatasia impairs the development of healthy bones and teeth. While severe forms of Hypophosphatasia may result in seizures, failure to thrive, rickets-like symptoms, and a high mortality rate, it... Read More

Does Your Child Have Bad Breath?

Chances are, if you’re a parent, you may have noticed that your child’s breath is less than pleasant from time to time. While it’s one thing for children to have bad breath first thing in the morning or after eating certain foods, there are instances where an... Read More

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Your Child

Derived from the Greek word meaning “without wind,” apnea refers to a period of time when someone stops breathing during sleep. When sleep apnea occurs as a result of something blocking the airway, it is known as obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. While OSA is a common... Read More

Tooth Extractions and Your Child

When parents are told that their child’s tooth needs to be removed, they may feel frightened or unsettled, especially if they do not know what to expect. Yet, pediatric dental professionals are in a unique position to answer questions and provide comfort to parents and... Read More

Does My Child Need Orthodontic Care?

If it seems as though children are visiting the orthodontist earlier these days, they are. With numerous advancements in dentistry and orthodontics, as well as what dental professionals understand about jaw alignment and the size of a child’s palate, setting an... Read More

Proactive Dentistry for Children

Without question, healthy dental care habits are best established at a young age. Regular check-ups, brushing, flossing, fluoridation, and perhaps dental sealants, are considered important “early” measures to take. Why? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that... Read More
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