Archive for April, 2020
Having A Baby? Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy
By Maribel Santos-Cordero, DMD, Dentistry for Children & Adolescents Taking care of yourself takes care of your baby. Pregnancy is the most wonderful gift and a life-changing adventure! It comes with a mix of joy, new challenges, plenty of changes, a few sacrifices and a whole world of possibilities. The choices that you make while […]
The Tongue – A tiny muscle with much power
words by Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero, Dentistry for Children & Adolescents My grandmother used to say: “The tongue has the power of life”. Did you know that the tongue is not only vital for speech but also essential to keep us healthy? This unique muscle carries a lot of responsibilities. It is needed for speaking, sucking, […]
Sleep For Success – Sleep Disordered Breathing may impact your child’s success in school
words by Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero, Dentistry for Children & Adolescents It’s back to school! Many things need to be accomplished to plan your child’s success for the next school year. What if something as simple as breathing could be interfering with your child’s success in life? Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is the interruption of breathing […]
Paci vs Thumb? The Side Effects?
by Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero, Dentistry for Children & Adolescents Sucking is a natural and necessary reflex for a baby. Some infants start sucking their thumbs in the womb. Babies need to be able to suck properly in order to be fed. They may also suck on their fingers or a pacifier to find comfort when […]
Sending Out An S.O.S! Traumatic Dental Injuries 411
By Maribel Santos-Cordero, DMD, Dentistry for Children & Adolescents Oral injuries are ranked as the second most common injuries in toddler age children … Nearly 50% of all school age children experience some form of dental fracture between the ages of 6-18. About 30% of children suffer from trauma to their primary dentition and 22% […]
Dental Apps For Kids – Make Their Experience Fun!
By Maribel Santos-Cordero, DMD, Dentistry for Children & Adolescents Getting your children excited about brushing their teeth can sometimes take a bit of creativity. Even if they enjoy tooth-brushing, there are some days when it may be a struggle to keep up with the routine. Did you know that your smartphone can help? Whether as […]