Fluoride is a substance that has unique health benefits in low doses but unfortunate side effects in high amounts, making its use both common and controversial. In dentistry, it has been shown that low amounts of fluoride to strengthen forming teeth and help prevent tooth decay. However, fluoride
The Benefits of Combined Care – Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Here at Fox Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on bringing you the best pediatric dental care and orthodontic experience, all under one roof! We also know that offering kids combined care for their teeth is not
Orthodontic work has two stages: First, teeth are gradually guided into their correct position with braces or Invisalign. Once the teeth are straight, they then have to be held in their new places while the gums and bone adapt around the new positions. Maintaining the location of the teeth is usuall
Braces are a common way to correct misaligned teeth, bringing out beautiful, healthy smiles. It’s important to be informed about how braces work and what to expect. At Fox Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, we’re here to help you understand the process every step of the way. What Are the Differe
Correcting misaligned teeth is a great choice – it creates a healthier mouth and a beautiful smile. Crooked or crowded teeth trap food and bacteria easily and are harder to clean, while properly aligned teeth make all aspects of oral hygiene easier. Orthodontic correction helps teeth look their be
All About Baby Teeth A child’s first set of teeth is called their “baby teeth” – 20 primary teeth that will gradually be replaced by a full set of 32 adult teeth. Baby teeth hold the places in the mouth for adult teeth to come in. Although we lose this first set of teeth, it’s […]
Understanding Fluoride Fluoride is a substance that has unique health benefits in low doses, and is found in dental products in the US. Though there are minor side effects that may occur with higher levels of fluoride, we do not use or consume enough fluoride in our daily lives to cause any concern.
Healthier Sweet Options for Kids Teaching your kids to eat smart early on has a big impact. Healthy eating in childhood builds habits that can last a lifetime, and can help prevent serious health problems. For dental health, this prevention begins early with sugar and sweets being a key fac
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends an evaluation by an orthodontist no later than age 7.
Treatment of teething symptoms includes pain medication taken by mouth (most commonly Children’s Tylenol or Children’s Motrin), or chilled rings for the infant to gum or chew. Use of numbing gels or over-the-counter teething gels is discouraged due to the potential toxicity of the products.