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Teen girl with a headache
Jan 12, 2020, 3:46 PM
Headaches can be caused by many reasons including stress, dehydration, the result of certain medications, or muscle tension in the neck or shoulders. However, there is another, lesser-known cause of headaches – the…
Dental retainers
Dec 23, 2019, 9:26 PM
After spending roughly 18-months to 2-years wearing braces, you don’t want to allow your teeth to shift back into place once they come off. Because of this, it’s important to wear a retainer – an orthodontic appliance meant…
Santa hand reaching for a cookie
Dec 17, 2019, 9:40 PM
It’s the season for gift-giving, visiting family members and friends, and sharing delicious candy and treats. Your dental health may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s more important now that ever to maintain your oral…
Cleft lip diagram
Nov 25, 2019, 11:25 PM
Cleft lips and palates are birth defects affecting the mouth and lips. In the U.S., around 6,800 babies a year are born with cleft palates, lips, or both. Clefts occur when the roof of the mouth or the sides of the lips don’t…
Child in dental chair with thumbs up
Nov 12, 2019, 11:56 PM
In the event that your child has a tooth that has been chipped or cracked, or if a tooth has been slightly discolored or decayed, you will be presented with a few options for restoring your child’s tooth. These options can…
Parents regulating halloween treats
Nov 1, 2019, 9:08 PM
Here at Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we think one of the scariest parts of Halloween is the damage it can do to your child’s oral health! We don’t want to deprive our little patients of the Halloween…
Dentist looking into child's mouth
Oct 28, 2019, 9:04 PM
Salivary gland stones are also called sialolithiasis and they occur when your child becomes chronically dehydrated, suffers from a bacterial staph infection, or has too much calcium. These conditions can cause the salivary…
Ortho Consult; teen girls
Oct 14, 2019, 8:46 PM
Orthodontic treatment isn’t only used to correct crooked teeth. It also helps with the alignment of the jaw and proper spacing of the teeth. Because of this, it may not be immediately apparent that children need orthodontic…
Kid, green shirt
Sep 23, 2019, 7:15 PM
We all want to prevent our children from getting cavities. It can be hard to make sure you’re doing everything you can in order to prevent your child from having dental problems. Fluoride is an easy way to ensure that your…
Veggies
Sep 9, 2019, 8:22 PM
It’s very easy to make sure your child is practicing good oral hygiene and eating healthy food while they’re at home during the summer. But once your kids are at school, it’s much more difficult to monitor their dental health…