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a person taking invisalign aligners out of their mouth
Feb 24, 2020, 10:00 AM
There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign aligners for your child’s orthodontic treatment. However, if your child isn’t properly caring for your aligners, he or she may experience problems or feel embarrassed. This is…
monster energy drinks on a shelf
Feb 10, 2020, 10:00 AM
Kids are drinking less and less soda with every passing year, which is great news! However, even though kids are drinking less soda, they’re still ingesting increased amounts of caffeine. In fact, around 75% of U.S. kids are…
gap in between a childs two front teeth
Jan 27, 2020, 10:00 AM
A distinct gap between the teeth is also called diastema. This term is often used to describe the gap that occurs between the two front teeth, as this is the most common gap. Around 50% of kids under six have this gap and it…
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…