Dr. Chan’s Blog

My Child is Missing a Tooth. What are Our Options?

When a child is missing a permanent tooth due to congenital reasons, or loses one due to trauma, the desire to fill that space (particularly if you’re dealing with a teenager) can be pressing. Rest assured, there are several options you can pursue to help improve the functionality of their bite and add to the [...]

2020-02-03T17:28:57-08:00July 15th, 2020|Dr. Chan's Blog|

How to Wean Your Kids Off Sugary Snacks

Weaning your kids off sugary snacks (or keeping them at arm’s length in the first place) isn’t easy. We’ll serve up a few websites that’ll help you carve up nutritious snacks your kids will love (that will also appease their sweet tooth!), and hook you up with some great resources to help you maintain the [...]

2020-02-03T17:28:57-08:00June 15th, 2020|Dr. Chan's Blog|

New Procedures to Protect Your Family (COVID-19)

We hope this message finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal routines. During this time, our team has been busy working to prepare a safe environment for you and your [...]

2020-05-19T13:18:42-07:00May 19th, 2020|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Proactive Planing and Scaling Can Prevent Advanced Gum Disease

Contrary to popular belief, gum disease does not discriminate based on age. Both adults and children can find themselves battling bleeding gums and gum recession – both signs of gingivitis, and the more serious advancement of the disease, early onset periodontitis. To prevent this bacterial infection which can eventually cause tooth and bone loss, your child's [...]

2020-02-03T17:28:57-08:00May 15th, 2020|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Your Teen’s Retainer. Why Wear It, and How to Care for It

If it were possible to bottle up the pure joy of teen experiences after years of orthodontic treatment, it could probably be used to bring peace to the world. There is nothing quite like that feeling of un-tethering oneself from the bonds of metal and plastic, and sensitive teeth that can hardly stand the tippy-tippy [...]

2020-02-03T17:28:57-08:00April 15th, 2020|Dr. Chan's Blog|

5 Brushing Habits You Can Safely Drop

Since we’re in the habit of sharing good habits with both adults and children, this one is for both of you. Chances are, the way you brush your teeth today is the way you brushed as a child: fast, slow, a little water, lots of water, mouth closed, mouth open – and so on. There [...]

2020-02-03T17:28:57-08:00March 15th, 2020|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Is Your Teen Complaining about the Shape of Their Teeth?

If your teenager has expressed concern about canine teeth that have them feeling like a cast member in the latest vampire movie, or of bumpy enamel, there is a little-known solution that can smoothen out these irregularities in a single visit. The procedure is known as enamel shaping, and is often used in conjunction with [...]

2020-02-03T17:28:57-08:00February 15th, 2020|Dr. Chan's Blog|

How to Prevent Your Infant from Getting Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth caused by the Candida albicans fungus. Sounds scary, right? You probably know it by its more common, less scary name – a yeast infection. Since thrush loves to take up residence in the mouths of infants, we'd like to arm you with some knowledge to prevent [...]

2020-02-03T17:28:57-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Banish That Canker Sore!

There’s hardly anything more irritating than a canker sore. Sure, they’re tiny and only last a few days, but when you’ve got one, just about every word spoken and every bite taken hurts like all get-out. What exactly are those little buggers, and how in the world can you ease the pain fast? We’ll fill [...]

2018-04-17T16:26:50-07:00June 26th, 2018|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Mouth Myths – BUSTED!

Myth-busting! It’s not just for television. Given all of the misinformation that exists online and among friends and family, we thought we’d take a stab at some of the more pervasive myths related to oral health. So, whether they’re related to the food and drink you consume, the good and bad habits you foist upon [...]

2019-04-03T11:13:33-07:00June 12th, 2018|Dr. Chan's Blog|