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11Nov, 2014

What is baby bottle tooth decay?

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Great question! Baby bottle tooth decay is the development of cavities caused by the frequent and long-term exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids containing sugars. These liquids include milk, formula, fruit juice, sodas and other sweetened drinks. The bacteria in the mouth thrive on this sugar and produce acids that attack the infant’s teeth and gums. After numerous attacks, tooth decay can begin. The first rule is to make sure your child does not fall asleep with a bottle containing milk, formula, juice or other sweetened liquids. Giving an […]
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11Nov, 2014

Treatment and Diagnosis for Your Child’s Teeth Grinding

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The habit of grinding teeth can be both painful and harmful for your children. If you discover that they are frequently grinding their teeth—a condition called bruxism—here is some helpful information on the problem, and how you can find help to put a halt to it. How to Know if Your Child is Grinding Sometimes, identifying a child that grinds teeth is as simple as checking in while he or she is asleep. At other times, you may not be able to readily identify the grinding problem. A few of […]
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11Nov, 2014

What kind of toothbrush and toothpaste should my child use?

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Imagine that you sit down for some evening television, and during the course of the evening, you see five commercials regarding dental products. They all claim to be the best. Then remember your last visit to the dental aisle at a local grocery store. The choices are overwhelming and there seems to be no sure answer as to which would be the best choice for your child. Wilson & Wilson Dentistry recommends that parents break down the decision process. First, consider your child’s age and stage of development. Up until […]
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11Nov, 2014

Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General Health

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There are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Some of those bacteria, including strep and staph, are harmful, while other bacteria are essential for the balance of intestinal flora. The healthier your mouth is, the less likely it is the harmful bacteria will travel to other parts of your body to infect it and make you sick. There is much more to good dental hygiene than brushing and flossing. Historical Methods of Maintaining […]
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11Nov, 2014

What is a pediatric dentist?

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Our team at Wilson & Wilson Dentistry hears this question a lot. According to our friends at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), pediatric dentistry is “an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral healthcare for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special healthcare needs.” Pediatric dentists, such as Dr. Michelle Wilson and Dr. Christian Wilson, are dedicated to the oral health of our young patients from infancy through their teen years. Our team at Wilson & Wilson Dentistry has the experience […]
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10Nov, 2014

How to Brush a Two-Year-Old’s Teeth Effectively

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Our team at Wilson & Wilson Dentistry would like to offer some tips regarding the sometimes dreaded task of brushing a toddler’s teeth. Much of the trick lies in the positioning. Before you begin, make sure you are in a position of control. This protects both you and your child from injury. Consider how well you can see. If you cannot see clearly, the quality of brushing drops significantly. For instance, if your child is standing, you are likely to see only the bottom teeth well. Our team finds that […]
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10Nov, 2014

Is your child a mouth breather?

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Have you ever watched to see if your child is breathing through his or her mouth? Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose may lead to trouble for youngsters. Kids who typically breathe through their mouth—most often children who suffer from allergies—experience problems getting enough oxygen into their blood, a condition that affects their weight, size, sleep, and even their performance in the classroom and daily life. Mouth breathing as a child can also lead to sleep apnea, behavior and learning problems, delayed speech, dental and facial abnormalities, and […]
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10Nov, 2014

Navigating the World of Dental Insurance Terminology

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Unless you work for an insurance company, you probably do not spend a lot of your time studying all the terminology that dental insurance companies use to describe the treatments and services they cover. If it seems pretty confusing, here are some of the most commonly used dental insurance terms and what they mean. A Basic Glossary Annual Maximum–The maximum amount your policy will pay per year for care at Wilson & Wilson Dentistry. It is often divided into costs per individual, and (if you are on a family plan) […]
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