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Published:  2017-10-29 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Oral cancer is a pathologic process which begins with an asymptomatic stage during which the usual cancer signs may not be readily noticeable.  This makes the oral cancer examinations performed by the dentist critically important.  Oral cancers can be of varied histologic types such as teratoma, adenocarcinoma . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Oral Cancer Exam

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Published:  2017-10-26 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.  Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan.  Without x-rays, problem areas may . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Dental X-Rays

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Published:  2017-10-24 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

  A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Preventing dental disease starts at home with good . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Dental Exams & Cleanings

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Published:  2017-10-23 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Straighter teeth perform chewing, biting and speaking functions more effectively than crooked teeth.  In addition, a straight smile boosts confidence, is aesthetically pleasing to look at, and can help stave off a wide variety of dental ailments. There are several types of malocclusion including overbite, underbite . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Why Straighten Teeth?

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Published:  2017-10-22 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

When braces are finally removed, the “retention” phase begins for most individuals.  The objective of this phase is to ensure the teeth do not regress back to their previous position.  A retainer will be used to maintain the improved position of the teeth.  A retainer is . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Care Following Orthodontics – Retainers

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Published:  2017-10-15 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that is concerned with diagnosing, treating and preventing malocclusions (bad bites) and other irregularities in the jaw region and face.  Orthodontists are specially trained to correct these problems and to restore health, functionality and a beautiful aesthetic appearance to the smile . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Who Can Benefit From Orthodontics?

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Published:  2017-10-13 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Moderate malocclusion commonly requires treatment by an orthodontist.  Orthodontists are dentists who specialize in the treatment of malocclusions and other facial irregularities. The following are three main classifications of malocclusion: Class I – The occlusion is typical, but there are . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - What Is Malocclusion?

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Published:  2017-10-11 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

There are many advantages to well-aligned teeth, including easier cleaning, better oral hygiene, clearer speech and a more pleasant smile.  Though orthodontic treatment can be effective at any age, the American Dental Association suggests that an orthodontic assessment should be performed around the age of seven.   . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - What Is Orthodontics?

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Published:  2017-10-10 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

6 Month Smiles® is the ideal solution for adults who are insecure about the appearance of their smile.  This orthodontic treatment utilizes shape-memory wires that are engineered to provide exceptional results without unsightly metal braces or having to destroy your natural teeth for the placement of . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - 6 Month Smiles®

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Published:  2017-10-09 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays.  The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration.  In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign® aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Invisalign

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Published:  2017-10-06 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

In addition to dental training, pediatric dentists specifically study child psychology.  This enables them to communicate with children in an effective, gentle, and non-threatening manner. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children see a pediatric dentist before the age of one (or . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Why See A Pediatric Dentist?

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Published:  2017-10-04 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

One of the most common misconceptions about primary teeth is that they are irrelevant to the child’s future oral health.  However, their importance is emphasized by the American Dental Association (ADA), which urges parents to schedule a “baby checkup” with a pediatric dentist within six months of . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Why Are Primary Teeth Important? By Excel Family Dental

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Published:  2017-10-03 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

What potential dental problems can babies experience? A baby is at risk for tooth decay as soon as the first tooth emerges.  During the first visit, the pediatric dentist will help parents implement a preventative strategy to protect the teeth from harm, and also . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - When Should Children Have Their First Dental Visit?

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Published:  2017-09-29 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Tooth decay has become increasingly prevalent in preschoolers.  Not only is tooth decay unpleasant and painful, it can also lead to more serious problems like premature tooth loss and childhood periodontal disease. Dental sealants are an important tool in preventing childhood caries (cavities) and tooth decay . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Sealing Out Tooth Decay

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Published:  2017-09-28 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Why are perinatal dental checkups important? Maternal cariogenic bacteria is linked with a wide range of adverse outcomes for infants and young children.  For this reason, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) advises expectant mothers to get dental checkups and counseling regularly, for . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Perinatal And Infant Oral Health`

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Published:  2017-09-27 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

According to research from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the vast majority of children will cease using a pacifier before the age of four years old.  Thumb sucking can be a harder habit to break and tends to persist for longer without intervention.  Children who . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Pacifiers And Thumb Sucking By Excel Family Dental

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Published:  2017-09-25 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

What causes cavities? Cavities form when children’s teeth are exposed to sugary foods on a regular basis.  Sugars and carbohydrates (like the ones found in white bread) collect on and around the teeth after eating.  A sticky film (plaque) then forms on . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - How To Prevent Cavities

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Published:  2017-09-21 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

These two important yearly visits allow the pediatric dentist to monitor new developments in the child’s mouth, evaluate changes in the condition of teeth and gums, and continue to advise parents on good oral care strategies. The pediatric dentist may schedule additional visits for children who . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Pediatric Dentistry - How Often Should Children Have Dental Checkups?

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Published:  2017-09-20 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

How does my child’s diet affect his or her teeth? Almost every snack contains at least one type of sugar.  Most often, parents are tempted to throw away candy and chocolate snacks – without realizing that many fruit snacks contain one (if not several . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Good Diet

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Published:  2017-09-19 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

How can fluoride prevent tooth decay? Fluoride fulfills two important dental functions.  First, it helps to staunch mineral loss from tooth enamel, and second, it promotes the remineralization of tooth enamel. When carbohydrates (sugars) are consumed, oral bacteria feed on them and . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Fluoride

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Published:  2017-09-18 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

There are two peak risk periods for dental trauma - the first being toddlerhood (18-40 months) when environmental exploration begins, and the second being the preadolescent/adolescent period, when sporting injuries become commonplace. Detailed below are some of the most common childhood dental emergencies, in addition to . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Pediatric Dentistry - Dental Emergencies By Excel Family Dental

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Published:  2017-09-15 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

The goal of preventative oral care is to evaluate and preserve the health of the child’s teeth.  Beginning at the age of twelve months, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children begin to visit the pediatric dentist for “well baby” checkups.  In general, most children . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Care For Your Child’s Teeth

Views:  71

Published:  2017-09-14 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Health & Fitness

What is baby bottle tooth decay? The term “baby bottle tooth decay” refers to early childhood caries (cavities), which occur in infants and toddlers.  Baby bottle tooth decay may affect any or all of the teeth, but is most prevalent in the front teeth . . . .

 

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Published:  2017-09-14 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Health & Fitness

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone.  The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often . . . .

 

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Published:  2017-09-12 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Health & Fitness

Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed.  Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Root Canal Therapy