Dr. Chan’s Blog

What do you do if your child knocks out a permanent incisor?

The best way to preserve a PERMANENT  TOOTH that has been knocked out is to put it back into its socket as  QUICKLY  as possible.  Re-implantation is BEST AT THE SITE OF THE ACCIDENT within 15 minutes to ensure a favorable outcome. You still must take the patient to  a dentist. If it's not possible to re-implant the tooth the [...]

July 17th, 2012|Dr. Chan's Blog|

San Diego County Dental Society – Fluoride

The San Diego dental society website is a great way to find information concerning you and/or your children.  A wonderful pediatric resource is the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and their website www.aapd.org. The AAPD is the membership organization representing pediatric dentistry and their mission is to promote optimal oral health for children.  Dr. Chan will be [...]

July 17th, 2012|Dr. Chan's Blog|

School Absence Policy for Dental Visits

The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the California Dental Association recognize the importance of regular school attendance and the effect of chronic absence on academic performance. As dental providers we try to work around school hours to minimize absence whenever possible. However, sometimes it may not be feasible to provide all the care children [...]

July 17th, 2012|Dr. Chan's Blog|

FDA Warns Spinbrushes are Potential Choking Hazard

The FDA issued a warning of serious injuries and potential hazards associated with the Arm & Hammer and Crest Spinbrushes. Reports warned that while turned on, the brush head has either "popped off" or broken off in the user's mouth or near face, causing cuts to the mouth and gums, chipped or broken teeth, swallowing [...]

July 17th, 2012|Dr. Chan's Blog|