Tongue Tie is a genetic medical condition where the flap of skin connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth (the lingual frenum) becomes too thick causing a restriction in tongue movement. This can be a serious problem having a negative effect on speech, facial development and even nursing. For more information, please see the link attached.
A recent fad that has become increasingly popular is the use of activated charcoal as a natural teeth whitener. While the consumer may notice some minor positive changes in the color of the teeth, activated charcoal can destroy tooth enamel due to its acidity. The consumer should rethink whether or not this method of teeth whitening is worth it when there are safer alternatives. Please click on the picture to the right for more information regarding charcoal teeth whitening.
When to schedule your child's first appointment is a legitimate question. Many parents wait until their child begins to experience oral tenderness or decay. However, our suggestion would be to make an appointment after the child's first tooth erupts. This will introduce the child to the dentist and help to create a comfortable environment and a pleasant experience with the dentist.
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