Dr. Chan’s Blog

Thumbsucking: Breaking the Habit

Thumbsucking is a common habit that children develop in their early years. It’s a natural reflex and often a source of comfort. Unfortunately, it’s not a harmless habit. Thumbsucking can cause many developmental problems for a child including speech delays and dental issues. From an oral perspective, according to the American Dental Association, thumbsucking can [...]

May 18th, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Mouth Guards: Protect Your Child’s Smile

As a parent, you do everything you can to protect your child from harm and injury.  April is National Facial Protection Awareness Month and a great time to remind parents of the importance of protecting a child’s teeth and mouth during physical activity – whether they are participating in organized sports or just playing outside.  From [...]

April 20th, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Five Dietary Secrets to Terrific Teeth

Not only is nutrition important for your child’s overall health, but it is also important for your child’s dental health. Foods that contain high levels of sugar, starch, and acid can cause tooth decay and other problems. The following nutrition tips will help parents teach their children good dental habits that will keep their smiles [...]

March 29th, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Tips for Healthy Primary Teeth

One out of every three children between the ages of two and five suffer from tooth decay or cavities. Here are a few tips to keep baby teeth healthy and pain-free: Teething Troubles: Avoid using topical gels or teething rings to ease your child’s pain while teething. Some of these gels contain benzocaine which the [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Did You Know?

Did you know??? If you do not floss, you miss cleaning 35% of your teeth surfaces. A mosquito has 47 teeth used as piercing tools and not to bite or chew anything as human teeth do. The Statue of Liberty’s Mouth is 3 feet wide. A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 [...]

March 29th, 2016|Dr. Chan's Blog, Kids' Corner|

Play it Safe

April is National Facial Protection Month, and the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD) are teaming up to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as they prepare to suit up [...]

March 29th, 2016|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Back-To-School Dental Care Advice For Parents.

According to the American Dental Association, more than one half of all children ages 5 to 9 years have at least on cavity or filling.  Keep up with regular dental exam and cleanings Keep good dental hygiene habits at home Brush before breakfast to save time. Choose fruits and vegetables for lunches Choose water over juice [...]

October 1st, 2015|Dr. Chan's Blog|

What are the benefits of digital dental x-rays?

What are the benefits of digital dental x-rays? Digital x-rays are one of the most wonderful advances in dental technology! We are super excited about our new Planmecca digital panorex unit. It has the most advanced technology to date. We have digital intra-oral sensors for regular x-rays and now we can take digital panorex x-rays [...]

March 12th, 2015|Dr. Chan's Blog|