Everyone has a small strand of tissue, called a frenum, that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth and the lips to the gums. If the frenum is too tight, short, or thick, it can inhibit normal mouth function and development. These restrictions are known as lip and tongue ties. Symptoms For nursing […]
True orthodontic emergencies are very rare, but when they do occur we are available to our patients. As a general rule, you should call the office when you experience severe pain or when you have a painful appliance problem that you can’t take care of yourself. We’ll be able to schedule an appointment to resolve the problem.
Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process combining tooth straightening and physical facial changes. The purpose of two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.
Types of Braces
Dr. Glenn want to work with you to create a treatment plan that works best for your life and your needs. We are pleased to offer a variety of options for patients in need of braces, if you are interested in being discussing your options, please give us a call!
Our patients have the unique chance to learn more about their dental and health needs with hands on activities through our Learning Lab. During your child’s dental cleaning our highly trained team may identify an opportunity to further their knowledge about a variety of dental and health related topics.
Infant Dental Care
It’s recommended that you bring your baby in for a visit within six months of the first tooth’s eruption. This visit usually takes place around his first birthday. Because decay can occur in even the smallest of teeth, the earlier your baby visits us, the more likely he is to avoid problems.
Sealants cover the pits and fissures in teeth that are difficult to brush and therefore are susceptible to decay. We recommend sealants as a safe, simple way to help your child avoid cavities, especially for molars, which are hardest to reach.
Cleanings and Exams
The health of your teeth and mouth is very important to the well-being of your entire body, and while routine brushing and flossing at home is necessary to keep your smile looking its best, visiting your dentist for a comprehensive exam and cleaning is essential. The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months to ensure your teeth stay healthy and your smile stays beautiful.
Even children’s sports involve contact, and we recommend mouthguards for children active in sports. If your little one plays baseball, soccer, or other sports, we recommend a mouth guard to protect his or her teeth, lips, cheeks, and gums.
Our goal at myKIDSdds is to make your time with us as enjoyable as possible. We understand that many children have a great deal of fear and anxiety associated with going to the dentist, and while we do our best to make them feel at-home and comfortable in their visits, we are also happy to offer sedative options to those children who are particularly sensitive, anxious, or need a large amount of work.