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Category: Family Dentist

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5 Myths About Candy and Teeth

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about how candy affects your teeth — get all the facts straight before Halloween night. It’s that time of year again — costumes, ghouls, and jack-o-lantern buckets filled to the brim with candy. Over 600 million pounds of candy are sold in the United States each year during
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5 Common Myths About Children’s Teeth

There are plenty of misconceptions around children’s dental care — to help their children develop healthy adult teeth, parents must constantly discern fact from fiction.  As you worry about the many factors that can impact your child’s health, dental concerns can sometimes end up on the back burner. Too often, parents believe that children’s teeth

What Age Should Kids Start Seeing the Dentist?

Your kids smile is incredibly important to their overall health and confidence. If they do not visit the dentist early on in life, it is going to be difficult for them to make it a habit later on when they are grown up. This is why it is important that they visit the dentist as

The Top 5 Things To Look For In A New Family Dentist

Many people fear the dentist, but there is no reason to dread these routine checks. If you want your smile to beam to the masses, then it requires getting your teeth tended too. If you are in the market for a new dentist, you may be concerned about finding the right fit for you and

The Best Way to Find a Good Family Dentist

Finding a good family dentist can be a real challenge. In rural areas, there may be a lack of nearby dentists to choose from. Some communities only have one or two options. In cities and other densely populated areas, there may be a significant number of dentists to choose from. However, the excess of options

Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

Based on how much most adults dread going to the dentist’s office; imagine how terrified many children feel about the prospect. Yet the reason why so many fear getting into the dentist’s chair is due to several common misconceptions, especially when it comes to pediatric dentistry. Today’s providers have countless resources at their disposal to

Does Your Child Have a Teeth Grinding Habit? We Can Help

Children who grind their teeth at night may be doing serious damage to their jaw and oral health. That is why parents should be proactive if they notice their children making grinding noises or clenching their jaw repeatedly. At Meadow Hills Dental, Dr. Mark Braasch and his team offer pediatric dentistry services that can also help treat and

There Could Be A Reason

A permanent set of teeth is meant to last a lifetime, then why do so many of us lose one or more of our adult teeth prematurely?  Studies have shown that there are specific factors that contribute to the loss. Some medical conditions are known to increase our chances of gum disease, which is the

Diagnostic Technology Has Improved

X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool in dentistry because many diseases can’t be detected in the early stages simply by performing an oral exam no matter how thorough it may be.  Tooth decay and bone deterioration may be lurking below the surface. If your medical and dental history is good and you have had a