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 [...]
Give your baby a firm rubber teething ring to chew on. Avoid liquid-filled teething rings, or any plastic objects that might break. Gently rub the gums with a cool, wet washcloth, or (until the teeth are right near the surface) a clean finger. You may place the wet washcloth in the freezer first, but wash [...]
Dr. Chan visited Dr. Bobby Ghaheri, an ENT physician and breast feeding medicine specialist in Portland, Oregon. It was a wonderful visit to share about the field of tethered oral tissues.
Dr. Chan with Dr. Kotlow at the 2014 California Society of Pediatric Dentistry meeting in Monterey, California.
Dr. Chan at the recent Academy of Laser Dentistry Meeting in Palm Springs. Great cutting edge information was presented regarding laser frenectomies with Dr. Larry Kotlow and Dr. Fred Margolis.
10 Things you Don't Know about Tongue Tie The medical term for tongue tie is"ankyloglossia" which literally means "anchored tongue." 1. Tongue ties affect much more than breastfeeding. Tongue ties can also affect jaw growth, proper positioning of teeth, and speech. 2. Where the frenulum attaches at the floor of the mouth can have as [...]
Covered California is California's health insurance marketplace, developed to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act. Dental benefits are one of the required health benefits for children. Families who need dental coverage for their children can shop for it on this website. The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry also has resources that would be informative [...]
Digital and dental x-rays - Immediate viewing of the digital images on the computer as soon as they are taken. - Better communication and transfers of digital images when needed between offices. - Digital x-rays also reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays. - Special kid size sensors [...]
Caries is the bacterial infection that causes cavities, which occurs when the oral environment is out of balance due to risk factors for the infection and an increase in cavity-causing bacteria. The CRA form is a questionnaire for Caries Risk Assessment that helps parents, patients, and dental professionals indentify if a patient has a risk of [...]
1. Why do the permanent teeth look so much yellower than the baby teeth? ANSWER: I get asked this question almost every day. Permanent teeth are normally more yellow than primary (baby) teeth, but they appear even more so because you are comparing them with the lighter, whiter baby teeth still in the mouth. They [...]