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Redmond Kids Dentistry February 2021 Newsletter
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Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.
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What to Do if Your Child's Permanent Teeth Come In At an Angle
Teeth misalignments are common orthodontic issues that can cause significant complications when they are left untreated. The best time to address the misalignment of permanent teeth is while the child still has their baby teeth; the health and alignment of the baby teeth strongly influence the emergence, health, and alignment of the permanent teeth. When a child's permanent teeth are crooked, a combination of early detection and early response is sufficient to correct and/or prevent permanent damage to the child's mouth.

Orthodontic Procedures to Address Alignment Issues

The most common solution is the installation of braces; braces do not create space between teeth, but they are effective at restoring the position of teeth to their proper formation. Invisible aligners are an alternative to braces; these disposable aligners are similar to retainers and can treat minor alignment issues while also reducing the visibility of the treatment. Headgear focuses on moving the entire jaw, which can create space between teeth as well as treat malocclusions. Palate expanders are applied similarly to retainers and their purpose is to widen the roof of the mouth, increasing the space between teeth. And as a last resort, extracting teeth can reduce teeth crowding and increase the chances of restoring the alignment of the remaining teeth.

Contact our office today to schedule an orthodontic exam for your children. The time and cost associated with treating an orthodontic issue can be reduced by early detection and diagnosis. And the variety of available orthodontic treatments can solve most orthodontic issues.

Ways of Making Flossing Fun for Young Children
Children who view oral care as a chore or a burden are less likely to develop healthy oral health care benefits. With a bit of creativity and planning, parents and guardians can make oral care entertaining for children. Turning oral care into more than just a twice-daily routine is the key to keeping children engaged and committed to their oral care.

Making Floss Appealing to Young Children
There are multiple flossing products specifically designed for children; using these can lead to safer and more enjoyable flossing sessions for your children. Flossing at the same time as your children can turn oral care into a family activity. Applying a reward incentive for consistent and thorough oral care can motivate children to brush and floss properly. Involving children in oral care decisions, such as floss types and flavors, gives children additional investment in their oral care.

Produce Can Fill Your Mouth with Nutrients and Vitamins
A healthy diet is essential for strong oral health. In addition to the benefits of avoiding sugary snacks and acidic beverages, the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in healthy foods and superfoods benefit the entire body, including the mouth. Most fruits and vegetables are prime examples of foods that significantly boost a patients' oral health.

Examples of Beneficial Produce
Carrots are rich in vitamin A, which fortifies gums and prevents cold sores. Leafy greens, especially spinach and kale, have high concentrations of calcium, which promotes healthy tooth enamel. Celery has vitamins A and C for combating harmful microorganisms in the mouth. Strawberries contain vitamin C as well as malic acid, which act as a natural tooth-whitener. The chemicals in raisins naturally counteract bacterial growth.

Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.



Redmond Kids Dentistry | redmondkidsdentistry.com | (425) 558-4562
16650 NE 79th Street, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052



 

 

 
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