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COVID-19 Policy

I hope everyone is staying healthy, calm, and spending quality family time together during these unprecedented times due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are following strict protocols mandated by the State to help to reduce the spread of the coronavirus when helping...

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Why x-rays?

A common question that patients ask the dentist during their child's preventative visit is “why do I need x-rays?”  Some patients are concerned with the radiation associated with dental x-rays or may think that too many need to be taken....

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My Child Has Two Rows Of Teeth – Is This A Problem?

Probably not, but it can be a sign of teeth crowding. When this happens, it usually occurs on the lower front teeth. It is usually due to a narrow mandible that lacks enough space to allow all teeth to erupt into proper position. If the baby teeth have no mobility and your child is not able to wiggle them on his/her own, we may have to assist your child in sending them to tooth fairy land to allow the permanent teeth to erupt into better position. It is especially important, when the permanent teeth have fully erupted to remove such retained baby teeth.

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But Aren’t They Just Baby Teeth?

A question we can expect to be asked everyday at Green Apple Pediatric Dentistry. I have continuously been asked this questions since I first treated a child, my junior year of dental school. Everyday we see children that present with decay on their primary (baby)...

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Are X-rays (Radiographs) Truly Necessary?

This is a question our front desk team members gets asked often when scheduling a new patient appointment. It is difficult to answer "Yes" or "No" due to the fact that for new patients we do not have any information on file regarding their dental history, family...

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Breastfeeding, Speech Development & Teeth Gaps

Breastfeeding, Speech Development & Teeth Gaps

A few years ago, one of my close friends and dental colleague asked me about her child's upper lip attachment (maxillary facial frenum). She wanted to know if the attachment was normal and if not, should it be a concern? At that time I gave the best answer I could,...

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