Teaching a child to floss can be an exercise in patience because teaching a child to floss can be even more difficult than teaching a child to brush. However, the reward for sticking out the process and turning your child into a lifelong wielder of dental floss is definitely worthwhile. Read below as your Brighton… Read more »
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Mouthguards play an important role in protecting teeth and the mouth during a collision. In contact sports like football, hockey, and rugby, mouthguards are vital. However, they may be just as important in other sports that aren’t known as contact sports but involve frequent contact nonetheless, such as basketball and soccer. Below, your Brighton dentist, Dr…. Read more »
Do you ever poke your head in your child’s room to check on your little one during the night? If you do, you may have noticed the development of a disturbing habit because 38 percent of children grind their teeth during the night. If you’ve witnessed this habit, the sight of the jaw sliding back… Read more »
Does this conversation sound familiar? “Brush your teeth.” “No.” (In a more serious tone) “Brush your teeth.” “No.” (Tinged with frustration) “Brush your teeth.” “No.” That one-word response can make you want to rip your hair out and give up. Unfortunately, giving up will put your child’s mouth at risk. In the absence of regular… Read more »
Because they are destined to fall out and be replaced by adult teeth, baby teeth are often thought of as a trial run. Thus if children don’t brush properly, parents may shrug, banking on the idea that their children’s homecare will improve over time. Unfortunately, this approach fails to realize just how important it is to… Read more »
Were you warned as a child not to eat too much candy for fear of cavities? If so, it is no surprise that you remember that lesson to this day; preventing cavities and other dental diseases is also the main purpose of your daily oral hygiene routine.
Dr. Thomas Villani, your Brighton family dentist, increases your knowledge of dental fillings and the disease that makes them necessary with these informational tidbits.
Throughout our lives, we experience different stages of dental care. As children, we attempt to prevent cavities and anticipate losing our primary teeth. In our adolescence, orthodontic braces surround us. As adults, we work towards maintaining a healthy mouth and avoiding tooth loss. Some people don’t consider what they can do for infants’ oral health because… Read more »
Taking kids to the dentist is important, but can be difficult. When wrestling with getting children to their regular checkup, parents must consider what matters more in the long run for their kids’ oral health. For some, ensuring their children receive proper dental care comes naturally. A recent study has shown mothers with stronger maternal… Read more »
Although our animal friends do not have the luxury of advanced dentistry to care for their teeth, Brighton dentist Dr. Thomas Villani explores the diverse teeth of the animal kingdom.