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Baby bottle tooth decay

Although tooth decay is not as common as it used to be, it is still one of the most common diseases in children. Many children still get cavities. While fluoridated drinking water and fluoride-containing toothpaste have helped to improve the oral health of both children and adults, regular tooth brushing and a well-balanced diet are still very important to maintaining good oral health. Primary, or baby, teeth commonly begin to come in or erupt in a baby’s mouth at about 4 to 6 months of age… Read More

Patient comfort

Many procedures can be performed with the use of local anesthesia, commonly referred to as “freezing”. Local anesthesia numbs the area where the work will be performed, and typically will wear off within a few hours. After placing topical anesthetic to desensitize the injection site, a syringe of the local anesthesia is administered. Care of the mouth after local anesthetics If the procedure was done in the lower jaw, the tongue, teeth, lip, and surrounding tissue will be numb or asleep. If it was done in the… Read More

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