If your child has a blood disorder, he or she will need a complete blood count, or CBC, to identify which blood component or components are abnormal. While blood tests and a physical examination by the physician are the most common ways pediatric blood disorders are identified, a dentist specializing in pediatric dentistry services may also have the ability to identify blood problems during dental examinations. Here are some symptoms your child's pediatric dentist may discover during a routine exam that may indicate the presence of a blood disorder: [Read More]
Understanding The Available Teeth Alignment Techniques
Learning about the different ways that a dentist can assist you with teeth alignment issues may leave you wondering what approach is right for you. There are many choices, including traditional braces, invisible aligners and lingual braces. Each approach has its merits, and in many cases, the decision comes down to whether a specific technique is right in light of your condition. Here's what you need to know about each approach in order to make a more informed choice. [Read More]
Why It's Important To Rinse Your Mouth Out After You Floss
If you're making a point of flossing your teeth daily, you're ahead of the game when it comes to caring for your teeth and gums. Just as regular flossing is important, so too is taking just a few seconds to rinse your mouth out with water afterward. If you floss in the bathroom before bed, keep a glass on the counter so that you can take a quick swig of water and the rinse after you finish flossing. [Read More]
Are You Spiffing Up For The Holidays?
With the Christmas holidays and the New Year fast approaching, you are more than likely planning to attend special events. You might even be hosting a party yourself. With that in mind, you may have been thinking that you want to make some changes to your appearance; give yourself a special new look, so to speak. With that in mind, here are some things that might help you. Teeth Whitening - If you watch any television shows at all, you've probably seen many commercials that deal with people getting their teeth whitened. [Read More]