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A tube of toothpaste
Aug 10, 2020, 1:52 PM
Here at Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we know that caring for your children's teeth is a job that can improve your child's future oral hygiene routine. This job is vital, but it doesn't have to be tough!…
A woman sticking her pierced tongue out
Jul 27, 2020, 8:06 AM
Before you receive or allow your teen to receive any piercing or body modification, it’s important that you’re as well informed as possible about the possible risks. More specifically, if you or your teen are interested in…
A young boy getting his teeth cleaned
Jul 13, 2020, 9:52 AM
Many people use the terms ‘plaque’ and ‘tartar’ interchangeably when talking about the bacteria or buildup on their teeth. Our office puts a strong emphasis on patient education, and we want to help you learn the difference…
An image of a childs tongue
Jun 22, 2020, 10:00 AM
There are a number of health conditions that can manifest on your tongue. This means it’s important that you check your tongue in the mirror regularly to check for signs of a problem. We also suggest contacting our office if…
A young boy brushing his teeth
Jun 8, 2020, 5:18 PM
Making sure your kids brush their teeth at least twice a day can be quite the chore! But it’s a necessary part of helping them to achieve and then maintain proper oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth gently removes the plaque…
A woman smiling
May 25, 2020, 10:00 PM
A recent study has found that Americans rate people with straight smiles significantly higher on a number of measures. Our preference for straight smiles can make some people feel self-conscious and wanting a change.…
An empty dental chair and dental equipment
May 11, 2020, 12:50 PM
Infection control procedures are actions that have been taken in health care settings in order to prevent spreading disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has certain recommendations for infection control in…
A diagram of a mouth with metal amalgam and gold cavity fillings
Apr 27, 2020, 10:00 AM
Once your child’s dental cavity has been located, the decayed area has been removed, and the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned and prepped, it’s time for the dental filling. There are a few types of dental fillings in our…
bananas
Apr 13, 2020, 10:00 AM
We’ve all been guilty of late-night cravings and bedtime snacks, no matter our age! While we know that late-night eating isn’t great for our health or our teeth, there are certain snacks that are healthier options than…
An apple, pencils, clock and books in a school setting
Mar 23, 2020, 10:00 AM
In many low-income communities, a common-sense sentiment is being applied to schools that are looking to improve the dental care of their students. Schools present an ideal opportunity for implementing a preventative…