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We love to keep our patients in the loop! The Family Dental Practice blog is meant to be a place you can come and read up on all things related to oral health. We hope to educate, entertain, and keep you up to speed on any new procedures we offer as well as exciting deals or office announcements. If you ever have a question you’d like us to address in the blog, feel free to let us know!

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Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes? - <p>Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and almost 2 […]</p>
Alternative Text Posted January 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect ...

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What’s the Right Amount of Fluoride for Your Child’s Teeth? - <p>Your child’s smile has the ability to make your day, and at Family Dental Practice, we know you want them to love their smile as much as you do—that’s why we’re always happy to inform you of the best prevention and treatment methods!  Our prevention lessons and practices are usually focused on gum disease and […]</p>
Alternative Text Posted December 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro

What’s the Right Amount of Fluoride for Your Child’s Teeth?

Your child’s smile has the ability to make your day, and at Family Dental Practice, we know you want them to love their smile as much as you do—th...

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When is the Best Time to Get Braces? - <p>The seasons seem to fly by, quickly turning into years. Before you know it, your little one is not so little (they grow up so fast!) and it’s time to consider braces. At Family Dental Practice, we highly recommend early intervention when it comes to orthodontics.  Contrary to the popular belief that you should wait […]</p>
Alternative Text Posted December 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro

When is the Best Time to Get Braces?

The seasons seem to fly by, quickly turning into years. Before you know it, your little one is not so little (they grow up so fast!) and it’s time t...

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This Film Can Wreak Havoc on Your Child’s Smile - <p>We’re not talking about a movie, but a hardened substance on your child’s teeth called tartar or calculus—another slightly confusing term, right? No math equations here, except maybe Plaque + Time = Tartar.   That’s right, tartar begins as plaque, which is the accumulation of tiny food particles and bacteria. Our mouths are home to upwards […]</p>
Alternative Text Posted November 26, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro

This Film Can Wreak Havoc on Your Child’s Smile

We’re not talking about a movie, but a hardened substance on your child’s teeth called tartar or calculus—another slightly confusing term, right...

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Did George Washington Really Have Wooden Teeth? - <p>When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right—just ONE. Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard that Washington had wooden teeth, then you heard wrong.  This myth is totally false—and Dr. Buchholtz & […]</p>
Alternative Text Posted November 12, 2021 / Blog
Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro

Did George Washington Really Have Wooden Teeth?

When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right—just ONE. Everyone has hear...

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Ages & Stages: Kids & Oral Hygiene - <p>Very few opinions are universally shared, but we’re willing to bet on one: the best dental checkups are the ones where Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro says the beautiful words: “No cavities!” At-home oral hygiene routines are the most effective tool people of any age have to keep their teeth healthy, but when it comes […]</p>
Alternative Text Posted October 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro

Ages & Stages: Kids & Oral Hygiene

Very few opinions are universally shared, but we’re willing to bet on one: the best dental checkups are the ones where Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro...

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Will the Gap in My Child’s Teeth Ever Close? - <p>Diastema is the medical name for a space or gap between two teeth. While the most commonly gapped teeth are the two at upper front and center, a gap can occur between any two teeth. There are many potential causes for gapped teeth, including: Teeth that are too small for the jawbone Teeth that are […]</p>
Alternative Text Posted October 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro

Will the Gap in My Child’s Teeth Ever Close?

Diastema is the medical name for a space or gap between two teeth. While the most commonly gapped teeth are the two at upper front and center, a gap c...

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Why Do Kids Need Space Maintainers? - <p>If your child loses a tooth too soon or needs a baby tooth extracted due to decay, Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro may recommend space maintainers to support their dental health. Space maintainers are custom-made acrylic or metal dental appliances that can either be removable or cemented into the mouth. Their purpose is to keep […]</p>
Alternative Text Posted September 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro

Why Do Kids Need Space Maintainers?

If your child loses a tooth too soon or needs a baby tooth extracted due to decay, Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro may recommend space maintainers to su...

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What’s a Pulpotomy? Pain Relief for Tiny Teeth - <p>The pulp is found in the center of each tooth and consists of tissue, nerves, and blood vessels, which work together to provide oxygen and nutrients that keep them healthy and strong. If one or more teeth suffer a traumatic injury or decay, the pulp can become inflamed or infected. When this happens in a […]</p>
Alternative Text Posted September 15, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro

What’s a Pulpotomy? Pain Relief for Tiny Teeth

The pulp is found in the center of each tooth and consists of tissue, nerves, and blood vessels, which work together to provide oxygen and nutrients t...

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Are Baby Bottles Bad for Baby Teeth? - <p>Tooth decay in infants and very young children is often called baby bottle tooth decay. This happens when liquids with natural or artificial sugars remain in an infant’s mouth for extended periods of time. Bacteria in the baby’s mouth thrive on these sugars, using them to produce acids that attack the teeth and gums. Today, […]</p>
Alternative Text Posted August 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro

Are Baby Bottles Bad for Baby Teeth?

Tooth decay in infants and very young children is often called baby bottle tooth decay. This happens when liquids with natural or artificial sugars re...

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