Category: Children’s Dentistry

An Oral Cavity Isn’t An Empty Hole

Hopefully, you’ve been teaching your children to brush their teeth at least twice a day and floss in between meals to ensure oral health until  their regular dental checkup and cleaning. Otherwise, disease that affect the teeth and gums could develop, specifically cavities.  According to National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42 percent of… Read more »

Children And Their Habits

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As children mature from infancy to toddler to teen, they experience a variety of situations that may cause a myriad of emotions. Most of these emotions they will experience for the first time, and what better way to handle the external pressure than to revert to comfort. A pacifier or thumb, similar to blankets and… Read more »

Building Teeth for Two – Pregnancy and Oral Health

Baby teeth start budding before your precious bundle ever makes an appearance, as early as in the third month of pregnancy. That means, whether you are eating everything in sight or noshing sparingly on saltines, your nutritional choices today impact your baby’s future oral health.

What to Expect With Your Dental Health When You’re Expecting

Swollen ankles. Nausea that strikes randomly. And wildly-fluctuating hormone changes that could make a saint swear. Ahh, the glow of pregnancy. Your body is changing and growing so rapidly, it is easy to overlook your teeth during the nine (let’s be honest, it’s more like ten) months of growing your little peanut. Here are some… Read more »

Do Primary Cavities Affect Permanent Teeth?

Although cavities are highly-preventable, they remain the most widespread chronic disease among children all over the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, they affect over half of all school-aged children in the US, and cavities are four times more common than asthma in adolescents aged 14-17. With such alarming statistics,… Read more »

Dental Sealants vs. Cavities

Protecting your children’s teeth from trouble, like cavities, is similar to protecting your own teeth. Brushing and flossing them every day helps remove the bacteria responsible for cavities, and attending a checkup every six months (at least) ensures that your smile stays healthy. Like your teeth, Dr. Stewart can tell when your children’s teeth are… Read more »

What’s Different About Children’s Dentistry?

Have you ever wondered why there’s sometimes a distinction between general dentistry and children’s dentistry? After all, aren’t all teeth made from the same material and susceptible to the same things? They are, but as children’s teeth and jaws change to form their permanent smiles, certain considerations can affect their proper growth. As a dedicated… Read more »

How Important Are Children’s First Teeth?

Your child’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, are destined to fall out and make room for their permanent replacements. Nevertheless, Livonia children’s dentist, Dr. James Stewart, warns that maintaining the health and integrity of your children’s baby teeth is extremely important to the health of their adult smiles. Teaching your children to care for their… Read more »

Livonia Children’s Dentist Discusses Developing Good Brushing Habits

Teaching children to brush their teeth can be an exercise in maintaining patience. Many children completely refuse to brush their teeth, and finding a way to encourage brushing without having nightly battles can be very difficult. Thankfully, your Livonia children’s dentist, Dr. James Stewart, has a trick up his sleeve that may help resolve this… Read more »

Livonia Family Dentist Discusses Bruxism in Children

Have you ever come across your child grinding his or her teeth during sleep? If so, you may be worried that your little one is damaging the smile you have come to adore. You may be interested to learn, then, that a shocking 38% of children grind their teeth, yet very few of them receive… Read more »