cavities

What EPIC RULES Keep me Cavity-Free?

Keep me cavity-free? If you want your child’s teeth to remain strong and healthy throughout their adolescent and adult years, it’s important that they learn how to properly brush, floss, and maintain proper oral health care. In the event that your child doesn’t take care of their teeth during their formative years, cavities are more likely. Which can be very detrimental to the quality of your child’s teeth. If you really want your child to be cavity-free, there are a number of rules that you should follow.

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Fear Of Having Braces Fitted | 5 REASONS NOT TO BE SCARED

Some people know their children need braces, but they don’t get braces because they’re scared. Also, most kids are scared to get braces because of fear. There are many different reasons that parents and children are afraid of getting braces. When the only thing that lies between your child and a beautiful smile is a fear of having braces, there are a few ways you can help them conquer their fears. In this post, we’ll show you how to overcome your fear of braces. Let’s get going.

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5 Epic Effects of Vaping on Teeth | QUICK & FUN READ

Effects of vaping on teeth. If you’ve ever vaped before, you’ve likely done so primarily because you’ve been told that this practice is much better for your health than smoking traditional tobacco. While there are some benefits that come with vaping when compared to smoking, there are a variety of issues that can stem from using e-cigarettes. Although they lack the tar found in standard cigarettes that leads to decay. your teeth can still be adversely affected by them. In this post, we’ll show you the effects of vaping on teeth. Let’s get cracking.

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Oral Health in 2020 | DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR MOMS | EPIC READ

Oral health. When it comes to your oral health, it is all about keeping your teeth in great shape. And seeing an expert when needed. Unfortunately, a lot of people forgo routine oral health and care. So they find that their teeth just aren’t in the shape that they need or want them to be. If you have always wanted a straight and beautiful smile, you first need to care for the teeth. But you may also want to consider having orthodontics done for your own benefit. In this post, we’ll give you a definitive guide to oral health. Let’s get cracking.

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Seeing an Orthodontist | What to Expect in 2020 | FAST FACTS

It happens all the time: A child or an adult doesn’t want to smile because he or she has crooked teeth. The person feels ashamed and embarrassed. Worse yet, the person is afraid to visit an orthodontist to talk about it. But that doesn’t have to be the way it is! By following these four pro tips, you’ll be able to set your expectations for a first-time visit to an orthodontist and be able to predict what will happen. In this post, we’ll take you through what to expect seeing an orthodontist in 2020. Let’s get cracking.

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Curious About Laser-Assisted Orthodontics? | FAST FACTS 2020

Laser-assisted orthodontics. The first laser was used roughly fifty years ago. Currently, there numerous types of lasers available for the field of orthodontics. They are effective for hard and soft tissue applications. The specific use of the laser is determined by the wavelength and power of each laser. Orthodontists use lasers to avoid bleeding, for the non-invasive nature and to perform procedures faster. In many cases, lasers are pain-free. In this post, we’ll show you what lasers can do for your oral health. Let’s get cracking.

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 Dental Sealants For Children (What – When – Why)

When it comes to preventing cavities and overall good oral health, regular brushing and flossing pave the path to success. However, with there being so many nooks and crannies in your teeth, it is nearly impossible for a toothbrush or even floss to reach them all. Your molars, the teeth in the back of your mouth used for chewing, are especially susceptible to cavities because their surface is uneven. This makes them an ideal hiding spot for food and bacteria. In this post, we’ll take you through this wonder product. let’s get cracking.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth | SUPER FAST FACTS 2020

They help us bite, chew and talk. And they’re even responsible for our smile. Where would we be without our teeth? But for as important as they are, you probably don’t even notice them unless there’s a problem. Here are some not-so-well-known facts about your “pearly whites” that you most likely didn’t know. Let’s get cracking. Read more

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Smiles Change as you age | 3 ways to Stay Ahead

Smiles change as you age. Getting older means going through changes. No part of your body is safe from this process, including your mouth and teeth. As you grow older, you will find that different factors impact your teeth and may influence how you look. Below are some of the ways that aging impacts your mouth. In this post, we’re going to take you through the basics of why and what to do about it. Let’s get stuck in.

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orthopedics

At What Age Do Baby Teeth Normally Fall Out?

orthodontistAt What Age Do Baby Teeth Normally Fall Out?

Baby’s First Teeth

Teething can be an ordeal for you and your baby. It is an experience that requires patience and perseverance. Sadly, it is an inevitable painful experience for the young born who is now between 4 and seven months old.

Did you know that teeth development is hereditary? So if your teeth emerged early, the chances are that your baby will too. Babies get their 20 first baby teeth in pairs, and the lower central incisors are the first teeth to come on board followed by higher central incisors, lower and top lateral incisors, second molars, canines and first molars.

Falling Out of Baby Teeth

At the age of between 4 to 8 years depending on how early the baby teeth erupted, most kids start to lose their first tooth. The same order in which baby teeth erupted is the same order in which they will begin to fall off. They fall off to about the age of 12 or 13, and by now the kids should have a full set of permanent teeth.

Orthodontic Evaluation

Also, between these ages, it is vital for a child to get an orthodontic evaluation. An orthodontist specializes in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dental irregularities. Misaligning of teeth can happen to babies too.Having an orthodontic evaluation early enough identifies the problem at an early stage and allows corrective measures to be equally taken soon.

Crooked Teeth

Common oral health problems such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusting or prolonged use of bottle may cause a baby to lose a tooth or delay eruption. A permanent tooth might grow into the empty space. As such, it can crowd permanent teeth causing them to become twisted, crooked, or even overlap.

Other reasons may include

  • Misalignment of the jaw due to a facial injury
  • The mouth being too small
  • Undue pressure on the teeth and gums
  • Malformed sizes of upper and lower jaws causing an overbite or underbite
  • Inherited traits
  • Gingivitis

What are the Long Run Benefits of Early Treatments?

  • This is primarily the first step towards caring for your child’s smile.
  • It saves your child disturbances of teeth removal and financial burden caused through adult procedures.
  • Moreover, this is the most recommended stage of growth to fix a child’s bite, and a parent might not have a better time to straighten their child’s teeth.
  • Interceptive care or preventive care can be an advantage to guide the intended result of development to take place this prevents further problems from developing.

Hints that your Child might need Early Treatment?

  • Difficulty in chewing and biting
  • Sticking out teeth
  • Speech obstruction
  • Shifting of the jaw when a child closes or opens their mouth
  • Crowded front teeth
  • Irregular eruption patterns
  • Mouth breathing

 

Orthodontic Appliances and Recommendations

Braces

Braces can be suitable for your child as early as the age of 7. By this age, uneven bite and overcrowding have become permanent, and the teeth are conducive for straightening. They can stay for as short or long as advised by the orthodontic and depending on the severity of the dental problem.

They apply pressure to the teeth and jaws and move them into the desired position. There are different types of braces that orthodontics would recommend. They include,

Orthodontic Headgear

This is a headgear recommended for correcting a misaligned bit and also for creating more space for crowded teeth by moving the molars further back.It is normally used especially in kids for a short time.

Elastic Bands

These are rubber bands used in children to apply more force to move a tooth and jaws to the desired position. They are colored differently to amuse them as they decorate their mouths.

Temporary Anchorage Devices

These are mini-screws that are temporarily fixed into a bone to apply force to move the teeth. They are best used for tooth control.

Call Papandreas Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Dr. Samuel Papandreas provides expert orthodontic care for adults, teenagers and children at his facilities in:

• Brunswick, Ohio
• North Royalton, Ohio

His patients are fitted with customized orthodontic devices that include:

• Braces – color-matching ceramic or metal devices
• Retainers – worn at night when your braces are removed
• Invisalign aligners – clear plastic devices
• Palatal expanders – worn before your orthodontic treatment begins

You can schedule an appointment with Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092

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14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: 440-582-8585
https://drpapandreas.com/