Fluoride is one of the most popular ingredients in a number of different dental hygiene products. The mineral is well-known for its ability to help ward off cavity development, and can be found in municipal water supplies across the US. Though most people can easily recognize the name, fluoride, not as many people understand how… Read more »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Pediatric dentistry is specialized field of dentistry. In fact, pediatric dentists must undergo an additional two to three years of training before they’re certified to treat children. Therefore, if you’re looking for a dentist for your children, a pediatric dentist is the way to go. Not only do they have expertise in this area, their… Read more »
While having braces is quite common for teenagers, braces have become much more common amongst kids, too. Since baby teeth predict how and where adult will erupt, ensuring baby teeth remain well aligned is important. Despite this, some parents hold off on orthodontic treatment until their child is older. However, some dental ailments shouldn’t wait… Read more »
As adults, we understand the importance of maintaining our teeth and gums clean to avoid dental health issues. Yet, as children, teeth brushing may seem bothersome or boring. Moreover, to educate a child in any area, the proper stimulus must exist. In other words, the child has to enjoy the manner in which they learn…. Read more »
Save your unopened Halloween candy and help Dr. Stewart give back to our troops overseas! As an active member in his community, Dr. Stewart honors the sacrifice our service men and women make every day on the battle field. That is why he is participating in Halloween Candy Buy Back again this year. Read… Read more »
Research shows that, in most cases, moms choose the family dentist. It’s not an easy task. Will your kids like the dentist? Will your husband?
Find Out What they Want
You already know what your family needs from a dentist. But what do they want? Next time you’re driving to the pool with the kids, ask them, “What do you like/dislike about going to the dentist?” Ask your husband the same question. The more you know about your family’s expectations and preferences, the easier your decision will be.