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A young girl holding up a missing tooth in her hand
Nov 23, 2020, 12:37 PM
Parents tend to be sentimental when it comes to their kids. Baby teeth are not an exception! Some parents keep their children's baby teeth in keepsake boxes, plastic baggies, or something more creative. These tiny teeth…
A young boy holding the side of his mouth in pain
Nov 9, 2020, 7:04 PM
If you have a child who grinds his or her teeth, you’re probably used to the unpleasant sound of grinding and popping noises when they sleep. Teeth grinding, officially called bruxism, is a common problem in childhood. Around…
A young boy holding the side of his mouth in pain
Oct 26, 2020, 11:34 AM
When the inside of a tooth (known as the 'pulp') becomes infected, the preferred treatment for an adult tooth is root canal therapy. However, if an infection occurs in a baby tooth, a pulpectomy is often performed. A…
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Oct 12, 2020, 8:40 PM
Not everyone you ask for advice about braces is going to have accurate information. There is no shortage of tips online about getting the most out of your orthodontic treatment, but it’s essential to know the difference…
A girl biting on her nails
Sep 28, 2020, 7:58 PM
Nail-biting is harmful to your mouth and teeth, but biting your nails while wearing braces can cause a whole new set of issues. Many people bite their nails as a nervous habit, which can be brought on by boredom, stress,…
A young girl sucking her thumb
Sep 14, 2020, 8:35 PM
People with an anterior open bite have the front teeth of both upper and lower jaws, that slant outward and apart, so much so that these front teeth don’t touch when the mouth is closed.
A young girl holding the side of her mouth with a sad face
Aug 24, 2020, 6:22 PM
Sensitive teeth can cause pain during chewing, drinking, or even breathing. When the tooth enamel begins to wear down, it exposes the nerves underneath, which can often cause sensitivity. This sensitivity will cause pain when…
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…